Our society is named in honor of the late Justice Louis D. Brandeis (1856-1941), the first Jew to ever serve on the United States Supreme Court. Justice Brandeis is widely considered to be one of the most famous and influential members to ever serve on the High Court.
The mission of the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society is rooted in deep Jewish traditions and values. As it is written, “Justice, justice shall you pursue.” (Deuteronomy 16:20). In accordance with these words, the Talmudic tradition of Tikkun Olam – “repairing the world” – and the principles of upholding the rule of law in a just society, we aim to serve our members, the legal community, and community at large.
Membership into our organization is open to all members of the bench and bar as well as law students that will one day enter the legal profession. Our membership includes federal and state judges at the trial and appellate levels, elected officials, associates, partners, and managing partners of some of the most well-respected law firms and legal organizations in the greater Philadelphia area and country.
In June 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court adopted Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4(g), which prohibits knowingly manifesting bias or prejudice, or engaging in harassment or discrimination directed to persons in a number of protected categories.Read More
Brandeis Law Society Annual Chanukah Party
The Chancellor and Officers of the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society Invite you to attend Our Annual Chanukah Party Installation of Officers and Awarding of Scholarships On Tuesday, December 3, 2019 5:30 8:30 P.M. The Benjamin F. Levy Community ...Read More
#ShowUpForShabbat Pittsburgh Anniversary, October 25-26
Fellow Brandeis members, As we approach the one year anniversary of the tragedy at the Tree of Life synagogue, it is so important that we never forget. Therefore, I am encouraging all Brandeis members to participate in #showupforshabbat. Bshalom, ...Read More
Pa. Judges Talk Anti-Semitism, Israel and Their Own Jewish Identities
Fellow members: Please take a minute to read this excellent article providing a perspective from the Appellate Bench on the meaning of being Jewish to these jurists, most of whom are also members of the Brandeis Law Society. It is interesting to ...Read More