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Learn more about the life of Louis D. Brandeis through the resources below.

THE JUSTICE OF LOUIS BRANDEIS (Subscription required)

Date May 11, 2016
Format Article in the Boston Globe
Description Ted Widmer profiles "The People's Attorney" and how his legacy is still relevant today. Widmer is the Sanders Fellow for Public Engagement at Brown University and a senior fellow of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. He is also a trustee of the Massachusetts Historical Society.

 

LOUIS D. BRANDEIS, THE SUPREME COURT AND AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

Date Jan. 28, 2016
Format Video
Description Complete video of the kick-off event to the Then and Now Series, which celebrated the 100th anniversary to the day of President Woodrow Wilson’s nomination of Brandeis to the Supreme Court. Panel presentation included remarks by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Participants included moderator Frederick M. Lawrence, former president and professor of politics, Brandeis University and distinguished research scholar, Yale University; Ralph D. Gants, Supreme Judicial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Philippa Strum '59, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Jeffrey Toobin, The New Yorker; and Mark Wolf, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Introduction by Lisa M. Lynch, Interim President, Brandeis University.

 

RUTH BADER GINSBURG'S REMARKS FROM LOUIS D. BRANDEIS, THE SUPREME COURT AND AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

Date Jan. 28, 2016
Format
Video
Description Remarks by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg from the kick-off event to the Then and Now Series, which celebrated the 100th anniversary to the day of President Woodrow Wilson's nomination of Brandeis to the Supreme Court.

 

BRANDEIS NOW ARTICLE: 'LOUIS BRANDEIS HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT, ON THE CAMPUS THAT ADOPTED HIS NAME'

Date Feb. 9, 2016
Format Webpage with slideshow
Description A feature article from Brandeis Now featuring the university's collection of Louis D. Brandeis' personal items, which is one of the largest collections in the world of its type. The collection is maintained by the university's Archives and Special Collections.

 

BRANDEIS NOW ARTICLE: 'RUTH BADER GINSBURG VISIT CAMPUS TO CELEBRATE LOUIS BRANDEIS'

Date Jan. 29, 2016
Format Webpage with slideshow and video
Description A recap of the kick-off event to the semester-long Louis D. Brandeis: 100 Then and Now series, which featured Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg highlighting Brandeis’ continued influence on public discourse and American jurisprudence.

 

BRANDEIS NOW ARTICLE: 'TIMELINE OFFERS INTIMATE PEEK INTO LOUIS BRANDEIS' SUPREME COURT APPOINTMENT'

Date Jan. 26, 2016
Format Webpage
Description A feature article from Brandeis Now, featuring Professor Daniel Breen and his students, who compiled a number of Justice Louis Brandeis' personal items into a timeline that will unfold during the spring semester.

 

BRANDEIS MAGAZINE ARTICLE: 'AMERICAN SAGE'

Date 2016
Format Webpage
Description A feature article from the Winter issue of Brandeis Magazine highlighting that a century after his appointment to the Supreme Court, Louis Brandeis is more relevant than ever, especially his ideas on social justice, the Constitution and democracy. Written by Philippa Strum '59.

 

GUIDED BY THE LIGHT OF REASON

Date 2006-07
Format Online PDF
Description A pictorial history of the life and times of Louis Dembitz Brandeis. This book was produced during the 2006-07 academic year to commemorate the 150th birthday of the late Supreme Court Justice and university namesake. Support was provided by the Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice.

 

JUSTICE LOUIS D. BRANDEIS: THE PEOPLE'S ATTORNEY

Date 2007
Format Video, 57 minutes
Description This 2007 documentary film was commissioned by the Savings Bank Life Insurance Company of Massachusetts and supported by Brandeis University, Jules Bernstein '57, Linda Lipsett and others. It was written, directed and produced by Charles Stuart, Stuart Television Productions and was executive produced by Nicholas Paleologos and Richard Walsh.