UofL student champions effort to mark historic home


    LOUISVILLE, Ky., — The boyhood home of former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis will soon get a historical marker, thanks to the work of University of Louisville freshman Andrew Segal, who spent three years raising money and getting approvals for the project.

    The marker will be unveiled in a free, public ceremony Sunday, Dec 2, at 4 p.m., 310 E. Broadway. Brandeis was the nation’ps first Jewish Supreme Court justice and is the namesake of the university’s Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.

    Segal, who has earned a guaranteed entrance to law school through the Harlan Scholar program, will be at the ceremony along with representatives from the state’s historical society, the Jewish community and UofL’s law faculty.

    Segal found out about the Brandeis home while on a 2010 Kesher Kentucky Jewish Louisville tour. With the help of his mentor, Allan Steinberg, and mother, Joanne Weeter, Segal navigated the historical marker approval process, raised funds for the project and even provided text for the marker.

    “I hope that the historical highway marker will motivate people to look up more information on Brandeis so they can learn about all of his good works, just like I did,” Segal said.

    For more information about the event, contact UofL law professor Laura Rothstein at 502-852-6288, 502-895-4688 or laura.rothstein@louisville.edu

    Cindy Hess
    Cindy Hess has more than 30 years of experience in communications, marketing and investor relations, including more than a decade at UofL. She is "sort of" retired but happy to come back to the Office of Communications and Marketing to help with special projects and assignments.