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“An Existing and Indestructible Reality”? Justice Robert H. Jackson’s Thoughts on International Law and a Legal Case Study on the 100th Anniversary of the Balfour Declaration

2017 RHJC summer intern Abigail Johnson, Allegheny College Class of 2018, examines International Law and the Balfour Declaration.


A Change of Heart, A Changing Time, A Brilliant Legal Mind: Reconciling Robert H. Jackson’s Opinions in Dennis and Barnette

2017 RHJC summer intern Aaron Borger, Pennsylvania Class of 2018, examines Justice Jackson's opinions in West Virginia v. Barnette and Dennis v. United States.


The Path to Judicial Supremacy: How the Supreme Court has Disregarded the Advice of Robert H. Jackson in Interpreting the Fourteenth Amendment and Undermined the Separation of Powers

2017 RHJC summer intern, Nicholas Cordova, Waynesburg University Class of 2018, examines the Separation of Powers through examination of Justice Jackson's work and writings.


‘Suicide Pact’? Or ‘Unrestricted Constitutional Right’? Robert Jackson and the struggle in balancing the liberties of the First Amendment

2017 RHJC summer intern, Cameron Hurst, St. Bonaventure University Class of 2020, examines Justice Jackson's beliefs about the first amendment through examining Terminiello v. Chicago (1949) and American Communications Association v. Douds (1950).


First Amendment Trial Lawyer Addresses Free Expression at the Jackson Center

As part of our ongoing series of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars presented in partnership with Phillips Lytle LLP, the Jackson Center presented “Free Expression and the Scope of the First Amendment: A Conversation with Floyd Abrams.”

Samantha Barbas, Professor of Law, University at Buffalo School of Law, addressed free expression and the scope of the First Amendment in her remarks introducing featured presenter Floyd Abrams.


10th Annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs in Nuremberg: 70 Years Later

The 10th annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs (IHLD), “A Lasting Legacy for the Future,” were held in Nuremberg, Germany on September 29-30, 2016 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the conclusion of the Nuremberg Trial for which Justice Robert H. Jackson served as Chief U.S. Prosecutor.


In Celebration of Robert H. Jackson’s Powerful Eloquence

Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson enjoyed a distinguished career as former Solicitor General, Attorney General and Chief U.S. prosecutor at the Nuremberg trial against leaders of the Third Reich in 1945.

Throughout this period, however, it was his gift as an eloquent writer that distinguished him amongst his contemporaries and colleagues. And this appreciation for his powerful articulacy continues to the present.


Jackson Center 2016 Summer Internship Program

The Robert H. Jackson Center welcomed four college students to participate in its summer internship program for six weeks.  The program is as a major part of the center's educational mission.



2016 Jackson Lecture Highlights 21st Century Policing and the Court

On July 11, 1941, Robert H. Jackson began his tenure as Associate Justice. Seventy-five years later to the day, Tracey L. Meares delivered the 12th Annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court.


Jackson Center Celebrates 12th Annual Young Readers Program

On May 12, 2016, the Robert H. Jackson Center welcomed over 1400 students to hear Newbery Medal award winner Linda Sue Park discuss her life and journey as a writer.

The Robert H. Jackson Center envisions a global society where the universal principles of equality, fairness and justice prevail.