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 served as managing editor and principal author of the Kentucky Legal Research Manual, 4th (2016), edited and co-authored (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, and his Writing the Legal Record: Law Reporters in Nineteenth-Century Kentucky will be published by the University Press of Kentucky in December 2016. 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.
Legal Research & Bibliography (6)
Legal History (4)
Contribution to Book
A Constitutional Amendment to Reform Kentucky’s Courts
United At Last: The Judicial Article and the Struggle to Reform Kentucky's Courts (2006)
Responding to a confused patchwork of trial courts with overlapping jurisdiction, uneven justice around the state, and a growing backlog ...
Contribution to Book
"Law in the Wilderness: An Annotated Bibliography of Legal Materials ...
Prestatehood Legal Materials: A Fifty-State Research Guide, Including New York City and the District of Columbia Binghamton, New York Haworth Press 2006 (2006)
A guide to the foundations of law in Kentucky in the contained in documents created during its early years as ...