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Public health officials across the nation and the world are working hard to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). In light of this and in cooperation with New York State Governor Cuomo's mandate directing non-essential workers to stay home, The Robert H. Jackson Center is closed until further notice. Staff members are working remotely and can be reached via email. We will not be accepting or facilitating tours at this time.
On Saturday, May 9, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., the Robert H. Jackson Center will host its first-ever Battle of the Books. Our battle invites any Chautauqua County students in the sixth through eighth grades to demonstrate their abilities and test their knowledge of a pre-selected list of books they have read in preparation for the battle. Student teams earn points by answering questions about the books on the list. At the end of six rounds of questioning, we total the points earned by each team and the team with the most points will win the battle!
This unit will empower students to reflect on their personal career goals, brainstorm steps toward reaching those goals and use Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson as a case study of an individual who ascended from ordinary life in small-town America to the highest echelons of American government.
The unit of study is structured to take place over several class sessions depending on student work pace and the desired depth of research. Customization and adaptation are encouraged for differentiation and time management imperatives.
How do we truly know if something is moral? Designed for the International Baccalaureate student and teacher, this unit is designed to offer students a detailed case study on how Robert H. Jackson led the allied efforts to apply a universal concept of ethical justice to Nazi officials captured at the end of World War II vis a vis the Nuremberg Tribunal. Students will also consider the efficacy in developing UN International Tribunals and the International Criminal Courts.
The Robert H. Jackson Center envisions a global society where the universal principles of equality, fairness and justice prevail.
This exhibit pays tribute to Stan Nelson Lundine and celebrates his political career nearly 50 years after it began.
This tribute to the legacy of Robert H. Jackson was made possible through the generosity of our donors, and specifically Thomas Loftus III, Robert Loftus, and Julia Craighill, three of Jackson’s grandchildren.
Robert Houghwout Jackson
United States Solicitor General (1938-1940)
United States Attorney General (1940-1941)
Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court (1941-1954)
Chief United States Prosecutor, Nuremberg Trial (1945-1946)
The mission of the Robert H. Jackson Center is to advance public awareness and appreciation of the principles of justice and the rule of law as embodied in the achievements and legacy of Robert H. Jackson, U.S. Supreme Court Justice and Chief U.S. Prosecutor at Nuremberg.
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