« Sunday December 02, 2012 »
Start: 4:00 pm
End: 5:00 pm

Justice Brandeis died in 1941 and chose the University of Louisville law
school as the final resting place for his remains. An historical marker
at the law school provides background about him and his connection to
Louisville.  The law school was renamed in his honor as the Louis D.
Brandeis School of Law in 1997.   Fifteen years later, the
of Justice Brandeis and recognition of his connection to our community
are being recognized again.  This time the recognition is through the
dedication of a plaque at his boyhood home in Louisville, Ky. where he
from around age 9 or 10 until he left Louisville after the Civil War.
The dedication will take place on December 2, 2012 from 4-5p.m. at the
home on Broadway. Scott Campbell, Law Library faculty member at the
Brandeis School of Law
has authored a blog entry about the Boyhood Home. Louis
D. Brandeis was born on November 13, 1856, in Louisville, Kentucky. 
His earliest memories are of his mother serving food to Union soldiers
in his front yard.  He left Louisville at age 16 and later graduated
from Harvard Law School, had a brilliant career as a practicing lawyer
and advocate on behalf of numerous public causes, and became an
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court in 1916, at age 60.  He resigned
from the Court in 1939, and died in 1941.  Although he never returned to
live in Louisville, family members and their descendants remained in
Louisville, and he continued to be connected to his family, to
Louisville, to the University of Louisville, and to the Law School.  The
Law School was renamed the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law in 1997. {from Brandeis at 150:  The Louisville Perspective, Published by Butler Books (2006).}Congratulations
to Andrew Segal, who as a high school senior, decided to make this
possible by obtaining the necessary legislative approval and raising the
funds to make it possible.  Andrew Segal is now a freshman at the
University of Louisville, and a Harlan Scholar, which means that upon
completion of the necessary academic and service requirements at UofL,
he will be guaranteed admission to the Brandeis School of Law.