We envision a global society where the universal principles of equality, fairness, and justice prevail.

For over twenty years, we have honored and promoted the legacy of Robert H. Jackson, U.S. Solicitor General, U.S. Attorney General, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, and Chief U.S. Prosecutor of the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg.

The Jackson Center advances the legacy of Justice Robert H. Jackson through education, using a variety of methods including in-person and virtual programs and presentations, exhibits, available media, and scholarship. We demonstrate the contemporary relevance and applicability of Justice Jackson’s ideas and work to current and future generations.

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The first female District Attorney of Erie County, Pennsylvania, Elizabeth Hirz joined us for Jackson Day in Warren, our annual celebration of Robert J. Jackson’s birth in nearby Spring Creek, PA. 

She shared her passion for public service, to take special care of children, and stem the tide of violence in her community by early outreach and intervention.

Living Voices Returns in 2024

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The Supreme Court: Final? Infallible? Future?

Our 2023 programming theme is The Supreme Court: Final? Infallible? Future? We will be convening conversation on the decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court, how they inform our perspectives on and understanding of the law and our judicial system, the role of external forces, such as public opinion, and whether and what reforms should be considered.

Check out our podcast, Liberty Under Law New Episodes Tuesdays, 8pm ET.

Featured Online Collection: International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg Trial Audio and Video

The Robert H. Jackson Center is making available and organizing as resources both audio and video recordings of the Nuremberg trial proceedings. This guide, featuring links to those recordings, is organized in chronological order.

Living Voices Series: The Right to Dream (Civil Rights Movement)

The Robert H. Jackson Center 305 E 4th ST, Jamestown, NY

March 6: 10-11 a.m., 1-2 p.m. & 7-8 p.m.March 7: 9-10 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.How do we ensure equal rights for all citizens?Discover the struggle and sacrifice for Black civil […]

Jackson Lecture on the U.S. Supreme Court

Chautauqua Institution and the Robert J. Jackson Center will be welcoming law professor and writer, Kate Shaw as speaker for the 20th Annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States, Monday, July 29, 2024, from 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Shaw is a constitutional, administrative and legislation law professor at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. She previously worked in the Obama White House Counsel’s Office and served as law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Her academic work focuses on executive power, the law of democracy, the Supreme Court, and […]

EXHIBITS AT THE JACKSON CENTER

Permanent Exhibit: Nuremberg Photos by Raymond D’Addario

Raymond D’Addario was one of a few photographers assigned by the Army Pictorial Service to document the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany. On November 21, 1945, senior Nazi officials took their seats in Courtroom 600 in the Palace of Justice. Ray’s photograph of the main defendants sitting in the docket surrounded by U.S. military guards has become the iconic symbol of the trial.