Albany Law School will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the graduation of Justice Robert Jackson, Class of 1912, beginning with a panel on “Justice Jackson in Albany” on Feb. 2, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. and continuing with a series of events throughout the year.
“Justice Jackson in Albany” will feature Hon. Victoria A. Graffeo '77, Associate Judge of the Court of Appeals on law school and Albany Law in 1912; Paul Grondahl, Albany author and Times Union reporter to describe Albany in 1912; and John Barrett, St. John’s University School of Law professor and Justice Jackson biographer on Jackson’s life in 1912.
Through his career, Jackson served as U.S. Solicitor General, U.S. Attorney General, U.S. Supreme Court Justice and chief prosecutor for the United States at the international Nuremberg Nazi Trial, which tried Nazi leaders after World War II.
While attending Albany Law School, Justice Jackson lived on Lark Street, a short walk from the old campus. He returned to Albany many times over the years, including delivering the law school’s commencement address in 1941.
For more information on Justice Jackson, and on the 2012 Justice Jackson Centennial Anniversary, visit www.albanylaw.edu/robertjackson.