Louis D. Brandeis: A Life

Author Melvin I. Urofsky came to Spertus to discuss his moving portrait of Louis D. Brandeis, one of the towering figures of the 20th century. He explored Brandeis’ work as a successful lawyer pioneering how law would be practiced in the new era, as a reformer who represented public causes and proposed the idea of pro bono work, as advocate who transformed the moribund American Zionist movement into a political powerhouse, and as a Supreme Court justice who championed the right to privacy and the modern jurisprudence for free speech.

Monday, December 14, 2009