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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.


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.


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.


Defenders of Freedom

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



Jackson Center teacher fellows create educational content that imparts the life and legacy of Justice Jackson to classrooms everywhere.


Robert H. Jackson Third Annual Conference for Educators

On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, the Robert H. Jackson Center welcomed almost one hundred teachers from Western New York and Pennsylvania to its Third Annual Conference for Educators. This was the first time the event was held in Jamestown, New York. The theme for this year’s conference was From Nuremberg to Your Classroom, with the hope of providing educators with the knowledge and confidence not only to teach about Robert Jackson, but to inspire their students to follow his example.


2015 Annual Campaign – “Why Robert H. Jackson?”

In a letter from Board member and Annual Campaign Chair Stan Lundine the question "Why Robert H. Jackson?" is brought into focus.


Jackson Center Education Directors attend NCSS Conference to promote Robert H. Jackson’s Legacy

Robert H. Jackson Center Co-Education Directors Drew Beiter and Joe Karb will attend the National Council for Social Studies, held on November 13-15,2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Their attendance will expand the national footprint of the Jackson Center and further promote the legacy of Justice Jackson.


Jackson Center Announces 2015 Class of Teacher Fellows

The Robert H. Jackson Center of Jamestown, New York is pleased to announce that it has awarded the prestigious Robert H. Jackson Center Teacher Fellowship to five deserving area educators. Commencing their collaboration with the Center on July 20th were Gregory Birner and Laura Wilson from Westfield Academy and Central School, Wendy Dyment from Cassadaga Valley Central School, Kim Joslyn from Chautauqua Lake Central School and Melissa Wadsworth-Miller from Tonawanda Middle/High School in Erie County. This year’s Fellowship program was made possible through the support of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Law, Youth and Citizenship Program of the New York State Bar Association and the Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo.


Benjamin Ferencz welcomes attendees to the 9th annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs

Commencing the 2015 International Humanitarian Law Dialogs, Benjamin Ferencz provided a welcome address to the prosecutors and attendees. Screened at the Law Dialogs welcome dinner held at the Jackson Center on Sunday, August 30th, Ferencz welcomed guests and shared a special message on international law, the legacy of the Nuremberg Trials and the common goal of creating a world of peace.



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

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    May 5, 2016 at 5:30pm

    Medical Ethics and the Holocaust

    Medical Ethics and the Holocaust is a professional development opportunity for the Medical & Legal Communities of Erie County....
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    September 28, 2016

    The Robert H. Jackson Center Will Visit Nuremberg, Germany

    Jackson Center supporters and representatives will visit Nuremberg, Germany for the 10th Annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs....
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    June 16, 2016 at 9:00am

    “Island of Hope” & “Through the Eyes of A Friend” – Presented by Living Voices Theatre

    Journey to a defining moment in history. Experience life in another time. Across the United States, Living Voices presents dynamic solo performances uniquely combined with archival film that turns history into a moving, personal journey....
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    April 5, 2016 at 6:00pm

    “Liberty Under Law: The Robert H. Jackson Story” – Film Screening and Panel Discussion at Jefferson Educational Society

    On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, the Jefferson Educational Society in Erie, Pennsylvania will host a screening of the documentary "Liberty Under Law: The Robert H. Jackson Story" at 6:00 pm. The screening will be followed by a panel of Jackson authorities – including Sean McLaughlin, Executive Vice President, Secretary & General Counsel at Erie Insurance; and Gregory L. Peterson, co-founder of the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown New York and Partner at Phillips Lytle LLP...
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    April 14, 2016 at 7:00pm

    “The Politics of Polarization”

    Allegheny Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Bob Seddig, and Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Allegheny's Center for Political Participation, Brian Harward, will offer reflections on constitutionalism and the character of contemporary politics....