January/February 2009 issue
Former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor
Participates in Opening of Judicial Learning
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.