January/February 2009 issue

Former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Participates in Opening of Judicial Learning Center


The planned permanent display for the Judicial Learning Center in the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse in St. Louis, Missouri, has been installed. Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was present for the official opening of the Center on Wednesday, February 25th. The Judicial Learning Center is the only educational center in the United States devoted to the judicial process in the Federal Courts.

The content of the display focuses on the importance of “The Rule of Law” and depicts how and why the Federal court system was created. The display also features interactive displays and highlights landmark Eighth Circuit cases. There is also a special display board where visitors can leave comments.

The display was developed in consultation with prominent educators, representatives of the bar, museum experts, community leaders, and judges. It was jointly sponsored by the federal courts of the Eighth Circuit and St. Louis lawyers serving on the board of directors of the not-for-profit corporation that raised funds to support it.

The Center is located on the first floor of the courthouse and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding Federal Holidays.) If you would like to arrange a tour of the Eagleton courthouse, call 314-244-2727.