The University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law will award the 2019 Brandeis Medal to Bob Woodward, an associate editor of The Washington Post.
Woodward has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, first in 1973 for the coverage of the Watergate scandal with Carl Bernstein, and again in 2003 as the lead reporter for coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Woodward will receive the medal during an Oct. 16 dinner and presentation at the Louisville Marriott Downtown, 280 W. Jefferson St. During the presentation, Woodward will have a conversation about his life and career with Howard Fineman, Louisville law graduate and journalist.
The dinner and presentation are 6 to 8:30 p.m. A cash bar will precede the dinner. Tickets are $100 per person and available online through Oct. 9. After that date, tickets are $125.
The Brandeis Medal is awarded to people whose lives reflect a commitment to individual liberty, concern for the disadvantaged and public service. The honor is given in tribute to Justice Louis D. Brandeis, a former U.S. Supreme Court justice from Louisville and the namesake of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law.
Woodward is the author or co-author of 19 books, all of which have been national non-fiction bestsellers. Thirteen of those have been No. 1 national bestsellers. He has written books on nine of the most recent presidents, from Nixon to Trump. “Fear: Trump in the White House” (2018) was both a New York Times and international No. 1 bestseller. It broke the 94-year first-week sales record of its publisher, Simon & Schuster, and sold over two million copies its first three months in the U.S. alone.