U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

Justice Brandeis made it possible for the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law to receive the briefs and records of the Supreme Court. Our hardcopy collection begins with the October Term, 1924, and continues to the present. Fewer than ten U.S. law schools have been designated as depositories for these documents; most libraries receive the items only on microfiche. Our holdings include microfiche copies of Court briefs from 1897-1923 and from 1992-present. These are located in the Microform Area in the Basement.


The volumes are shelved in docket number order in the Attic (a restricted use area) and are available for use by students, faculty, attorneys and the general public. If you need to see any of the documents shelved in the Attic, ask for help at the Circulation/Reference Desk. The briefs and records do not circulate.

Do not expect the briefs and records from the most current term to be available; there is a considerable delay between the end of each term and the receipt, processing and binding of the briefs.