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.

What's new:

Summer social FUNdraiser:

Join us at the Robert H. Jackson Center on Sunday afternoon June 30th from 1 – 4 pm for our indoor garden party summer fundraiser. 

Enjoy light fare, live jazz, wine, and signature cocktails. But most importantly, come enjoy the company of fellow Jackson Center supporters!

20th Annual Jackson Lecture on the US Supreme Court

Chautauqua Institution and the Robert H. 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.

New exhibit this fall!

Adapted from American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith currently on display at the Smithsonian Institution, Voices and Votes combines historic election photos, memorabilia, and multimedia interactive displays with material collected from the Chautauqua region for a local perspective on our important role in national democratic systems.

The Jackson Center welcomes a special guest speaker:

This year marks the 80th anniversary of Korematsu v. United States a landmark 1944 Supreme Court case that upheld the constitutionality of executive order 9066, ordering Japanese Americans into internment camps during World War II. Dr. Karen Korematsu, founder and president of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute and the daughter of the late civil rights icon, will be the featured speaker for Constitution Day observances. 

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2024 Theme:

Civic Engagement-

What it means to be involved

To have a voice, to be a part of something larger than ourselves, it remains incredibly important for each of us to regularly participate in the process at all levels – local, state, and national – to ensure we are creating the just and equitable world in which we want to live. 

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.

Sips of Summer – Indoor Garden Party Fundraiser

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

Join us at the Robert H. Jackson Center on Sunday afternoon June 30th from 1 - 4 pm for our indoor garden party summer fundraiser. Enjoy light fare, live jazz, […]

Jackson Lecture on the U.S. Supreme Court

Chautauqua Institution and the Robert H. Jackson Center will be welcoming law professor and writer, Kate Shaw as speaker for the 20th Annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme […]

Voices and Votes: Democracy in America

Robert H. Jackson Center is honored to be one of 12 host sites for Voices and Votes –Democracy in America, a traveling exhibit that integrates the resources of the host community and institutions to explore, reflect on, and tell the story of their role in the evolution of American Democracy and envision the future of […]

Constitution Day with Dr. Karen Korematsu

Dr. Karen Korematsu will be the featured speaker at the Robert H. Jackson Center for Constitution Day observances in the Carl Cappa Theatre, 10 a.m. on September 17. Korematsu is the […]

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.