Ticket lottery opens Dec. 1 for panel commemorating Brandeis' Supreme Court appointment

Nov. 11, 2015

Dear Members of the Brandeis Community,

On November 13, 1856 — exactly 159 years ago today — Louis D. Brandeis was born in Louisville, Ky. He would become the first Jewish justice appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Throughout his life, he fought tirelessly for social justice, advocated for the rights of the individual and articulated the need to check the power of government — important issues that are still relevant today.

To honor our distinguished namesake, Brandeis University will commemorate the 100th anniversary of his nomination and confirmation to the Supreme Court with a series of events this winter.

Kicking off the celebration will be a panel discussion on Thursday, January 28, featuring opening remarks from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and panelists Ralph D. Gants, chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court; Philippa Strum ’59, senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Jeffrey Toobin, a staff writer at The New Yorker; and Mark Wolf, senior judge for the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Frederick Lawrence, senior research scholar at Yale Law School and professor of politics at Brandeis, will moderate, and Lisa M. Lynch, interim president of Brandeis, will provide welcoming remarks.

This free and highly anticipated event will require a ticket for entry. To make the ticket distribution as fair as possible, we will be conducting a ticket lottery from December 1-8. A campus email with instructions on how to enter the lottery will be sent on December 1.

More information on the centennial celebration is available on the Louis D. Brandeis 100: Then and Now website.

Best regards,

Lisa M. Lynch
Interim President

Daniel Terris
Director, International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life