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Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan to receive U of L law school's Brandeis Medal

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan is set to receive a big honor from the University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law.

Justice Kagan will receive the 2016 Brandeis Medal, according to a release issued Tuesday.

The award is the law school's highest honor. A release says the honor "is awarded to people who champion the ideals of individual liberty, concern for the disadvantaged and public service."

The medal is named for former U.S. Supreme Court Justice and Louisville native Louis D. Brandeis, who is also the namesake of the U of L law school.

Justice Kagan was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Barack Obama and was confirmed in 2010 by the U.S. Senate. She is the court's 112th justice and fourth female justice.

She will receive the award at an event in the ballroom of the Seelbach Hilton Hotel in downtown Louisville. The ceremony is scheduled to happen on Sept. 15 and has a start time of 6 p.m.

Tickets are $100 per person. People interested in attending the event can register until Sept. 12.

Justice Kagan will also visit the front entrance of the law school and participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the grave of Justice Brandeis.

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