About Kurt X. Metzmeier

Kurt Metzmeier is associate director of the University of Louisville law library where he teaches basic legal research, advanced legal research, and legal history.
He has a B.A. and M.A. in History from the University of Louisville, an M.S.L.I.S. from the University of Kentucky, and a J.D. from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, where he was a member of the Brandeis Honor Society and the editorial board of
the University of Louisville Journal of Family Law. He has been a member of the Kentucky Bar since 1995. Prior to entering law school Metzmeier held positions as research historian at the Portland (Ky.) Historical Museum, and as project archivist at the Jefferson County
(Ky.) Office of Historic Preservation and Archives.
Metzmeier has served as managing editor and principal author of the Kentucky Legal Research Manual, 3rd (2006) and recently published (with Michael Whiteman and Jason Nemes) United at Last: The Judicial Article and the Struggle to Reform Kentucky's Courts (Frankfort, Ky., 2006), a history of the Kentucky court system to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the state’s reform of its judicial branch. He 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 is an active member of several legal, library and historical organizations including the American Association of Law Libraries, Kentucky Library Association, American Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association, the Southern History Association and the Kentucky Historical Society.


Present Associate Director, Law Library, University of Louisville

Curriculum Vitae


History and Law

Contact Information

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