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« Wednesday November 14, 2012 »
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BRANDEIS AT 156         Robert Shetterly's portrait of Louis D. Brandeis hangs in the lobby of the Brandeis School of Law.      Have you ever wondered why boxes of animal crackers appear on the Brandeis grave from time to time?Have you ever wondered whether Brandeis Avenue is named for Louis Brandeis?Would you like to know how Justice Brandeis pronounced his first name?For the answers to these questions and other important facts about Brandeis, come to the annual presentation about Justice Brandeis and his connection to our law school and to Louisville.November 13 is the birthday of Justice Louis Brandeis, for whom our law school is named. On Wednesday, November 14, Professor Laura Rothstein will give a one hour Power Point presentation about Louis Brandeis. Prizes will be given at the end for those answering the most questions correctly about Louis Brandeis.  All students, faculty, and staff are invited and welcome to attend.Doughnuts, one of Brandeis’s favorite foods will be provided during the event.After the Brandeis Presentation on November 14, the Brandeis Papers Room in the Law Library will be open from 2:30-3p.m. Scott Campbell and Kurt Metzmeier will be available to talk about the papers. Louis D. Brandeis (born November 13, 1856) * 1856-1941 * Long before Louis Brandeis made his mark as a United States Supreme Court Justice, he had a brilliant career as an advocate for social justice issues. Brandeis’s commitment to using the law to promote social justice was a major reason some members of the Senate opposed his confirmation to the Court. Justice Brandeis was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and chose the law school at the University of Louisville as his final resting place. In 1997, the law school was renamed the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. Inspired by his commitment to public service, the Brandeis School of Law requires all law students to perform at least 30 hours of public service to graduate.  Brandeis’s personal papers are housed at the law school, and can be accessed on the Law Library's Guide to the Papers of Louis Dembitz Brandeis. borrowed from Robert Shetterly’s “Americans Who Tell the Truth” website.   

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In honor of Justice Louis D. Brandeis's 156th birthday, Professor Laura Rothstein has planned a Brandeis at 156 birthday celebration on Wednesday, November 14, at 11:45 AM in room 175 that will include a slide show presentation, a quiz, and prizes. Doughnuts (a favorite of Justice Brandeis) will be served. Law librarians, Kurt Metzmeier and Scott Campbell, will be available in the library's Handmaker Room from 2-3 PM that day to answer questions about the Papers of Louis D. Brandeis.Brandeis at 150: The Louisville Perspective, which was published
by Butler Books in connection with the November 13, 2006,
Sesquicentennial conference, will be available in the Resource Center
for $15.  

Start: 4:00 pm
End: 5:00 pm