Touro Law to Host Interdisciplinary Brandeis ConferenceMarch 10, 2016
Touro Law Center will host a two-day national conference titled, “Louis D. Brandeis: An Interdisciplinary Retrospective” on March 31 and April1, 2016. The conference, which is sponsored by Touro Law’s Jewish Law Institute, will bring together more than thirty judges, lawyers, and scholars, representing a broad range of disciplines and hailing from around the United States, to discuss the important work and life of Brandeis.
“We have brought together an impressive group of leading scholars, historians and court observers who have insightful observations to share about the legacy left by Justice Brandeis,” said Dean Patricia Salkin. “Justice Louis Brandeis was an important figure not just in the legal and jurisprudential realms but for the Jewish community as well. This conference will critique and celebrate his contributions in what is certain to be a memorable two days.”
The conference will explore topics that include, among others: Brandeis's groundbreaking work as a lawyer and a scholar; his commitment to his Jewish heritage; his historic appointment to the Supreme Court nearly one hundred years ago; and his jurisprudence on the Court.
The conference organizer, Samuel J. Levine, Professor of Law and Director of the Jewish Law Institute, noted that: “As part of his remarkable legacy, Louis Brandeis was the first Jewish Supreme Court Justice and a leading Zionist. As such, the Jewish Law Institute is particularly pleased to bring this event to the attention of the community.”
Confirmed speakers include The Honorable Kermit Lipez, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; Lance Liebman, former Dean of Columbia Law School and former Director of the American Law Institute; Kenneth Elzinga, Robert C. Taylor Chair in Economics at the University of Virginia; Hasia Diner, Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History and Director of the Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History at New York University; and Fred Lawrence, former President of Brandeis University.
The conference is open to the public. For additional information, please contact the conference organizer, Samuel J. Levine, Professor of Law and Director of the Jewish Law Institute, at (631) 761-7138 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For registration, please contact our events office at (631) 761-7064 or email email@example.com.
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