Tuesday, June 2, 2015, the Robert H. Jackson Center hosted several sixth grade students from Youngsville Middle School who participated in their teacher, Caroline Hayes’ culminating event for her 2014 Teacher Fellowship project. Throughout the year, the students have learned about Robert H. Jackson and created speeches or “Bob Talks,” affectionately named after TED talks that they presented on Justice Jackson. TED is a nonprofit company committed to supporting the expansion and circulation of new ideas through their speeches, “TED Talks.” TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design
Chautauqua Institution’s 11th annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States will be delivered by Harvard Law School professor, Laurence H. Tribe on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 4 p.m. at the Institution’s Hall of Philosophy.
Jackson Center Announces Applications for Teacher Fellowship Program and Regional Award for Teaching
The Robert H. Jackson Center is now accepting applications/ nominations for two teacher initiatives under its Youth Education Program. Secondary school teachers (grades 6-12) from Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania (grades 6-12) are invited to apply for one or both initiatives.
The Robert H. Jackson Center will host a program titled “A Discussion of Bourke, et al. v. Beshear: A Conversation with Paul Campion & Randell Johnson,” plaintiffs in one of the pending U.S. Supreme Court cases on marriage" at 7 p.m. on Saturday June 13th.
Charles J. Shields, author of Mockingbird a Portrait of Harper Lee, addressed over 500 area students for the Robert H. Jackson Center’s eleventh annual Young Readers program on May 13, 2015. Each year, the Center partners with the Law, Youth and Citizenship Program of the New York State Bar Association to bring a young adult author to the Center in celebration of the important contribution young people’s literature makes to lifelong literacy, education and good citizenship.
The Robert H. Jackson Center has secured ownership rights to the documentary titled, Liberty under Law: The Robert H. Jackson Story. This acquisition completes an ambitious project initiated several years ago by Lisa and Rich Gensheimer of Main Street Media to produce a feature-length film on Justice Jackson. Liberty under Law chronicles the life of Robert H. Jackson, from his birth in Spring Creek Pennsylvania to the world stage as the Chief U.S. Prosecutor of the International Military Tribunal (IMT) at Nuremberg.
On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, the Robert H. Jackson Center will welcome Larry Playfair, former Buffalo Sabres defenseman to its spring continuing legal education seminar. The featured luncheon speaker, Mr. Playfair will recall some of his most memorable career moments during an interview with Greg Peterson, Jackson Center co-founder and Board member.
The Robert H. Jackson Center will host a free continuing legal education seminar, “Reflections on the Voting Rights Act of 1965” on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. The feature presentation will include a panel discussion with Reuben Ortenberg, former Trial Attorney for the US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, David Lollis, civil rights advocate, Robert Fine, attorney at Hurwitz and Fine, P.C. in Buffalo, NY, and Brian Harward Associate Professor at Allegheny College.
On March 25, 2015 the Robert H. Jackson Center hosted a Youth Leadership Summit for over 40 area middle school students. The Summit was the culminating event of local educator, Daiman Parinella’s 2014 Teacher Fellowship project with the Center.
The Robert H. Jackson Center announces a 75th Anniversary Program titled Attorney General Robert H. Jackson on The Federal Prosecutor to be held at the Jackson Center on April 9, 2015 at 7 p.m. The event, hosted by United States Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr., will examine the continued relevance of Jackson’s 1940 speech, The Federal Prosecutor.