Robert H. Jackson Center

News Releases

  • Jackson Center to host a Discussion of Bourke, et al. v. Beshear: “A Conversation with Paul Campion

    May 20, 2015

    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.

  • Jackson Center Hosts Young Readers Author Charles J. Shields

    May 18, 2015

    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.

  • Jackson Center Secures Rights to Documentary, Liberty under Law: The Robert H. Jackson Story

    Apr 28, 2015

    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.

  • Jackson Center to Welcome Buffalo Sabres’ Larry Playfair

    Apr 22, 2015

    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.

  • Jackson Center to Host Spring Continuing Legal Education Seminar

    Apr 17, 2015

    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.

  • Youth Leadership Summit Hosted at the Jackson Center

    Mar 31, 2015

    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.

  • United States Attorney William J. Hochul to Host Program at Jackson Center

    Mar 30, 2015

    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.

  • Jackson Center Announces the Annual Warren County Day Activities Celebrating Robert H. Jackson’s Bir

    Feb 05, 2015

    The Robert H. Jackson Day’s evening program will be held at the Warren County Courthouse at 7 p.m. featuring keynote speaker the Honorable John Cleland, senior trial judge for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Judge Cleland will share his career experiences during an interview with Gregory L. Peterson, co-founder of the Jackson Center This free event is open to the general public.

  • The Honorable John Cleland to be Keynote Speaker at Annual Robert H. Jackson Day in Warren County

    Jan 21, 2015

    The Robert H. Jackson Center announces keynote speaker for the annual Robert H. Jackson Day in Warren County, Pennsylvania. This year’s event will be held at the Warren County Courthouse on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at 7 p.m. with the Honorable John Cleland, senior trial judge for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Judge Cleland will share his career experiences during an interview with Gregory L. Peterson, co-founder of the Jackson Center. This free event is open to the general public.

  • NEW YORK CITY EDUCATOR RECEIVES ROBERT H. JACKSON CENTER NATIONAL AWARD FOR TEACHING JUSTICE

    Dec 23, 2014

    The Robert H. Jackson Center, in partnership with the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), is pleased to announce that David Sherrin, a ninth grade history teacher at Harvest Collegiate High School in New York, NY, has been named recipient of the 2014 Robert H. Jackson Center National Award for Teaching Justice.

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