The University of Louisville Law Review is the principal law review publication of the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. Managed exclusively by students, the Law Review is a scholarly publication devoted to developing the law, evaluating legal institutions, and analyzing issues of law and public policy. The Law Review features student notes and articles written by nationally and globally recognized experts. The Editorial Board and Staff of the Law Review publish three issues per year and have editorial control over its content.
A Louisville native, Justice Brandeis envisioned a "law school of distinction" at the University of Louisville. He gave the University his personal books and papers, comprising approximately 250,000 items; arranged for the law library to receive original briefs filed with the United State Supreme Court; assisted the library in obtaining the personal papers of Justice John Marshall Harlan; and bequeathed a substantial portion of his estate to the University. His last remains are buried beneath the law school's classical portico.
Founded in 1846, and named for Justice Brandeis in 1997, the law school is America's fifth oldest in continuous operation. The school reflects the Brandeis vision with its small enrollment and favorable faculty-student ration; a broad curriculum embracing various policy perspectives and interdisciplinary studies; and a public service requirement for all students.
Tracing its lineage to the year 1798, the University of Louisville holds the distinction of being the oldest municipal university in the United States. Today, it is the metropolitan research university in Kentucky's state system of higher eduction. It encompasses three campuses and twelve colleges offering academic programs with national and international dimensions.