Kurt Metzmeier 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 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 (the predecessor of the University of Louisville Law Review). He has been a member of the Kentucky Bar since 1995.
Metzmeier was hired by the University of Louisville Law Library in 2000 as a legal reference librarian and was promoted to associate librarian in 2002. Prior to entering law school, he 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. He was hired as Reference/Computer Systems Librarian at University of Kentucky College of Law Library in 1995 and served from 1998 to 2000 as IT manager for the University of Kentucky College of Law.
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 (2016). He is also co-author of Kentucky Legal Research, 2d (Carolina Academic Press, 2017), managing editor and principal author of the Kentucky Legal Research Manual, 4D (Lexington, UK/CLE, 2016), 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.