LOUISVILLE, Ky.- The University of Louisville’s Louis D. Brandeis School of Law will honor noted lawyer and professor Samuel Dash at its annual Brandeis Society banquet and lecture Thursday, March 29, at the Seelbach Hotel.

    Dash, professor of law and director of the Institute for Criminal Law and Procedure at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., will receive the society’s Brandeis Medal. He also will speak on the topic “Ethics in American Politics – Is It Possible?” The lecture follows a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m.

    Dash has been involved with many major congressional inquiries. He served as chief counsel of the Senate Watergate Committee in 1973 and 1974 and as outside independent ethics counsel to the independent counsel in the Whitewater investigation from 1994 until 1998. He has written articles and books on criminal justice topics ranging from an investigation of wiretapping procedures to corruption in the legal system.

    The Brandeis Medal is given to individuals whose lives reflect Justice Brandeis’ commitment to the ideals of individual liberty, concern for the disadvantaged and public service. Past winners include U.S. Supreme Court Justices Harry Blackmun and Sandra Day O’Connor, Sen. Christopher Dodd, Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John Palmore and civil rights lawyer Morris Dees.

    The Brandeis Society was created in 1976 to honor students who demonstrate excellence in their legal studies.

    The banquet and lecture are open to the public, but reservations must be made in advance. The cost is $35 per person. To make a reservation or for more information, call Becky Wimberg at the law school at (502) 852-6879 by March 23.