Brandeis Boyhood Home Historic Dedication

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 contributions 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 lived 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.