Albany Law School will be closed today until 4pm due to the weather.
The federal courthouse in downtown Buffalo, N.Y., is now officially known as the Robert H. Jackson United States Courthouse after a ceremony earlier this month.
Robert Jackson, who attended Albany Law School just over a century ago, served as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice from 1941 until his death in 1954. In 1945, he served as the chief prosecutor for the United States in the Nuremberg Trials, which tried the Nazi Party leaders after World War II.
Before these high profile positions, Justice Jackson began his legal career in private practice in Jamestown, N.Y., near Buffalo.
“Robert H. Jackson was at the center of some of the greatest judicial debates of the 20th century,” Senator Charles Schumer said in a statement. “I can think of no better way to honor his legacy than to rename the courthouse — not far from where he lived and worked — in his honor.”
Last year, Albany Law School hosted a series of events to celebrate the centennial anniversary of Justice Jackson attending the law school.
To read more about Justice Jackson, including his days in Albany where he met his wife while skating on the pond in Washington Park, go here.