CT Supreme Court postcard, 1910
CT Supreme Court Historical Society



On July 8, 2005, Special Act 05-5 "An Act Incorporating the Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society" authorized the incorporation of the Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society as a nonprofit corporation with the purpose of promoting and preserving the state's judicial and constitutional tradition through scholarship, memorials, publications and education. 1940's Postcard of the CT Supreme Court - click here to see more
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Upcoming Events . . .
Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society - Fall Meeting
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Refreshments 5:30 p.m. — Program 6:15 p.m.
The Hartford Club 46 Prospect Street, Hartford

Speaker: Jeanette Zaragoza De León
PhD Visiting Research Scholar, Yale Divinity School

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Save the Date and Call for Papers - The Connecticut Constitution
of 1818 and its Times: A Conference

Saturday, November 3, 2018
University of Connecticut School of Law
Hartford, Connecticut

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Ilya SominThe Annual meeting of the Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society
Thursday, April 19, 2018
The New Haven Lawn Club

Speaker, Jeffrey Rosen
President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Constitution Center

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2018 Law Day Contest
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The Legacy of the Hon. Robert Glass The First African-American Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
5:30 p.m. reception — 6:15 p.m. program
Janet M. Blumberg Hall, University of Connecticut School of Law

A Discussion with
Hon. Charles Gill
Hon. Joette Katz
Hon. Flemming L. Norcott, Jr.
Hon. Richard A. Robinson
Attorney John Rose, Jr.

Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association
With support from the George W. Crawford Black Bar Association

2017 Law Day Art and Poetry Contest Winners

Team Art
“Wall of Protections” by Neci Moreau, Raegan Byrd, TaJane Thompson and Jonathan Torres, Journalism & Media Academy, Hartford

Individual Art
“Blending Opinions” by Darien White, Metropolitan Learning Center, Bloomfield

Team Poetry
“Equal Rights” by Rachel Lloyd and Kelesha Banton, Hall High, West Hartford

Individual Poetry
“One of Them” by Brandon Haughton, Hartford Public High Law & Government, Hartford

Law Day Program and Contest
About the Contest
Official Contest Rules
Entry Form
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Ilya SominThe Annual meeting of the Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

5:30 p.m.
New Haven Lawn Club

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Speaker, Philip Hamburger
Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

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Ilya SominStatement of Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers
Justice Peter T. Zarella

I will miss Justice Peter T. Zarella as a colleague, a scholar and a judge wholly committed to the rule of law. Whether it was in Rockville, where he served as a Superior Court judge, at the Appellate Court or on the Supreme Court, Justice Zarella’s judicial philosophy is simple: he follows the law of the state of Connecticut and the constitutions of the United States and Connecticut. A voracious learner, Justice Zarella’s meticulous research skills are evident in all of his opinions. At the same time, he rightly views every case as different and of great importance to the parties involved. Justice Zarella is especially instrumental in his current role as the Administrative Judge of the Appellate System, where he has led the successful effort to implement e-filing for the Supreme and Appellate Courts. He also is a very effective ambassador in educating people about the courts and specifically, the role of the appellate courts. He is active with the Judicial Branch’s Speakers Bureau and also was the founder of the Supreme Court Historical Society. Moreover, he refashioned the Attorney Swearing-In ceremonies, so that they are more meaningful to new attorneys and their families. These are but a small sampling of the activities he has been involved with over his 20-year judicial career. On a personal note, I consider Justice Zarella a true friend and will miss our spirited discussions regarding the law. I wish Justice Zarella nothing but the best as he begins this new journey.

Recent Events . . .
Ilya SominFall Meeting
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Refreshments 5:30 p.m. – Program 6:15 p.m.
The Hartford Club
46 Prospect Street, Hartford

Ilya Somin, Professor of Law
George Mason University & Contributor to The Volokh Conspiracy law and politics blog, affiliated with The Washington Post. More Information...

Prof. Murphy

Annual Meeting - Thursday, May 12, 2016
5:30 p.m. at The Hartford Club in Hartford

Co-sponsored by The Travelers Companies

Professor Sharon Ann Murphy will give a talk entited "How to Make a Dead Man: Murder, Suicide, and Insurance Fraud in Nineteenth-Century New England". More Information...

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Fall Meeting - Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Quinnipiac University School of Law

Honorable Jon Blue will discuss his recently published book: The Case of the Piglet's Paternity: Trials from the New Haven Colony, 1639-1663. More Information...  

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