The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law is an independent, unaffiliated, nonprofit corporation established to advance the civil and human rights of the Jewish people and promote justice for all. LDB conducts research, education, and advocacy to combat the resurgence of anti-Semitism on college and university campuses. Read More.
President LDB was founded in 2011 by Kenneth L. Marcus, former Staff Director of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and author of Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010). Read More.
Board of Directors The Board of Directors is responsible for overall governance of the Center including policy direction and general oversight. Read More.
Academic Advisory Board LDB’s research function is supported by an Academic Advisory Board composed of leading scholars from around the world. Hon. Irwin Cotler, the former Minister of Justice of Canada, serves as honorary chair of the Board. Read More.
Legal Advisory Board LDB’s legal advocacy is strengthened by an advisory board consisting of leading litigators and corporate attorneys from around the United States. Read More.
What Others Are Saying LDB and its President have received early praise from a number of important commentators and media sources. Read More.
Our Namesake Louis D. Brandeis (1856-1941) was an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, a legendary litigator, a renowned scholar, and a man of great integrity. Read More.
“Marcus can feel proud of the singular role that he has played in helping to secure civil rights protections for Jews faced with anti-Semitic harassment and discrimination on US campuses.”
Anne Herzberg, NGO Monitor, in SPME Reviews and Recommendations (March 21, 2011)
If you are concerned about anti-Semitism on your campus, or if you seek advice about best practices, contact us.
Karen Eltis Professor Karen Eltis is a tenured faculty member at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa, Canada (Section de droit civil) and a Visiting Scholar and Associate Adjunct Professor at Columbia Law School.