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Jackson Center 2016 Summer Internship Program

The Robert H. Jackson Center was pleased to welcome 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. Jacob Sandstrom, Angela Mauroni, Heather Bosau and Emily Beuger each engaged in self-developed academic projects in support of their major field of study.  In addition, Jacob, Angela and Heather worked with Professor Gregory P. Rabb, a national mentor and consultant to the College in Advance Placement U.S. and Comparative Government and Politics, to develop and refine their unique research projects on the legacy of Robert Jackson's remarkable life and career.  The students also attended the lectures of leading legal scholars, attended federal court proceedings, worked with staff to develop a range of skills and consistently provided assistance to the center as a non-profit organization. Open the article to read a profile of each student, which includes their reflections on the importance of Robert H. Jackson's influence on the world and copies of their research projects this summer.  

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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.

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Jackson Center Hosts a New Program for Young Audiences

The Robert H. Jackson Center hosted Living Voices on June 16, 2016 to support its goal of encouraging remembrance of significant historical events. The center hopes events like this will help current and future generations understand where the nation and world have come from, and that they can help guide the world into a continually improving civil society.

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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.

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Jackson Center Accepts Award in Memory of Justice Robert H. Jackson

On May 4, 2016, the Robert H. Jackson Center was presented with a shofar by the International March of the Living to honor the center for promoting Justice Jackson’s memory and legacy and for perpetuating his legendary work in implementing justice with fairness and decency as architect and Chief U.S. Prosecutor of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg.

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Linda Sue Park’s Portrayal of Perseverance Perfect for Jackson Center Program

The Young Readers Program is part of an annual tradition of hosting educational events with prominent authors on subjects related to civil rights, Nuremberg, the Holocaust, and other important moments in history. The 2016 Young Readers author is Linda Sue Park, who will speak about her book A Long Walk To Water.

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Liberty Under Law: The Robert H. Jackson Story

Liberty Under Law: The Robert H. Jackson Story is a feature length film about the life and legacy of Robert H. Jackson.

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Robert H. Jackson & the Forbes Family Dairy

In July 1923, a typhoid epidemic broke out in the city of Jamestown, NY. The subsequent extensive litigation was destined to become a key building block of the legal career of Robert H. Jackson.

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Justice Jackson Delivers Opening Statement at Nuremberg, November 21, 1945

On November 21, 2015, seventy years will have passed since the world stopped to listen to the opening statement of the trial against major Nazi war criminals before the International Military Tribunal (IMT) at the Palace of Justice in the city of Nuremberg, Germany.

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Defenders of Freedom

Defenders of Freedom is an oral history project collecting personal experiences of World War II and Korean War veterans.

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