Louis Brandeis: An American Legal Giant by Melvin Urofsky

Time Period
1877 to 1924
1925 to Today
Media Type
Politics & Government
Melvin Urofsky

On March 25, 2010, Melvin Urofsky delivered a lecture on his book Louis Brandeis: An American Legal Giant.

Louis Brandeis was one of the most important and distinguished justices to sit on the United States Supreme Court. In his latest book, Melvin Urofsky presents not only Brandeis the reformer, lawyer, and jurist, but also Brandeis the man, in all of his complexity, passion, and wit. Drawing on family papers and materials never before available, Urofsky gives us the remarkable story of Brandeis’s influence on American society and jurisprudence, and the electrifying story of his time.

Dr. Urofsky is a former professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University. (Introduction by Nelson D. Lankford)\

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