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About Kurt X. Metzmeier

Metzmeier has presented at a number of bar association, continuing legal education, and law library conferences, including the annual conferences of the Kentucky Bar Association, the American Association of Law Libraries and the Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI). He has published widely in library, legal and historical journals, and is author of Writing the Legal Record: Law Reporters In Nineteenth-Century Kentucky (University Press of Kentucky, 2016).  He is also the co-author of Kentucky Legal Research 2d (Carolina Academic Press, 2017), managing editor and principle author of the Kentucky Legal Research Manual, 4d (Lexington, UK/CLE, 2016),  editor/co-author of United At Last: The Judicial Article and the Struggle to Reform Kentucky's Courts (Frankfort, Ky.: Court of Justice, 2006). He is an active member of several legal and library organizations including the American Association of Law Libraries, Kentucky Library Association, American Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association, the Louisville Bar Association and the Kentucky Historical Society.


Present Associate Director, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law Library

Curriculum Vitae

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  • Legal History of Murder
  • Kentucky Legal History
  • Kentucky Legal Research
  • American Legal History
  • Advanced Legal Research


1998 M.I.L.S, University of Kentucky ‐ College of Communication and Information
1995 J.D., University of Louisville ‐ Brandeis School of Law
1989 M.A., University of Louisville
1982 BA, History, University of Louisville ‐ College of Arts & Sciences

Contact Information

University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 852-6082
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