A centennial celebration of Albany Law School 1912 graduate Robert H. Jackson has sparked local interest surrounding his time spent in the Capital Region. Jackson came to Albany from Jamestown, New York, to study at Albany Law School which was located on State Street across from the Capitol during the time of Jackson’s enrollment. Jackson describes in his oral history his reasons for locating to Albany: “…it was the seat of government. I thought I would learn more that was not in the books at Albany than in any other place, and that it would be useful to me in the practice of law in my community.”
While attending Albany Law School from 1911-1912, Jackson lived in apartment on Lark Street above what is now Amazing Wok restaurant. A plaque is to be placed on the Lark Street building to mark the historical significance and recognize the legacy of Jackson who went on to become a US Supreme Court Justice and the US Chief Prosecutor of the Nazi war criminals at Nuremberg. Albany Law School is honoring Robert H. Jackson with upcoming events including a screening of “Nuremberg” starring Alec
Baldwin as Justice Jackson on Wednesday, February 22 at 5pm. More information can be found on Albany Law School’s website.