Melvin Urofsky Presents
Louis D. Brandeis: A Life
at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
WHEN: Tuesday, March 29, at 8:00 PM
WHERE: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 E. Clinton Avenue, Tenafly
TICKETS: $8 for JCC members; $10 general admission To purchase by mail: Send check made payable to the JCC, Attn: JBM. To charge by Phone: Visa/ MC/Amex. Call 201.569.7900, ext. 1459. For group sales and more information on these and upcoming authors, call Ophrah Listokin, 201.408.1408 or Stephanie Cangro, 201.408.1411.
Author Melvin Urofsky will appear at the Kaplen JCC to present his new book, Louis D. Brandeis: A Life, the first full-scale biography in 25 years of one of the most important and distinguished justices to sit on the Supreme Court. As a participant in the JCC annual celebration of the James H. Grossman Memorial Jewish Book Month, he will offer a multidimensional portrait of Brandeis, including his contributions as a reformer, a lawyer, and jurist. He will also share insightful stories about Brandeis the man, in all of his complexity, passion, and wit.
His book, which won the Jewish Book of the Year Award in 2010 from the National Jewish Book Council, also explores the many reasons why Brandeis remains such a powerful figure nearly 70 years after his death, sharing how Brandeis used his talents to take on the large issues of his day, fighting for civil liberty, freedom of speech, and the right to privacy, all while maintaining a private practice.
Most importantly, Urofsky will provide his audience with a rare and insightful look at how law impacts society and the importance of maintaining a legal system that is effective, yet still responsive to fairness and decency.
Melvin I. Urofsky is Professor of Law & Public Policy and Professor Emeritus of History at Virginia Commonwealth University and was the chair of its History Department.
A book signing and sale will take place after his presentation.