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's First Newsletter
The Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society is pleased to announce the publication of its first newsletter, under the direction of its editor, Attorney Harry Weller.

Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society's Annual Dinner
The Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society's Annual Dinner has been rescheduled to October 21, 2020 at the New Haven Lawn Club. An invitation and registration information will follow.

2020 Law Day: Annual Art and Essay Contest Winners
The Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society is proud to announce the winners of its annual Law Day Art and Essay Contest. High school students from across Connecticut were asked to prepare artwork or essays addressing the following topic: "One hundred years after the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, what obstacles still remain for citizens seeking to exercise their right to vote, and how do we surmount them?" This year's essay winner is Christopher D'Inzeo, a senior at West Haven High School, for "Obstacles to Voting and Some Possible Solutions." This year's artwork winner is Jenna Henk, a junior at Norwich Free Academy, for "The Growth and Obstructions of Voting." Each of our winners has received a scholarship prize, and we look forward to recognizing them at a ceremony to be held before the Supreme Court.

Call for Nominations for the Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society’s Collier Prize
Beginning in Spring 2020, the Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society will institute an annual Christopher Collier Prize with a $1,000 award to historians, legal scholars, political scientists or others who have contributed an important work or works to advance the study of American legal and constitutional history that has Connecticut connections. The application deadline is December 1, 2019. For additional information, please click here

Recent Events . . .
2019 Fall Meeting
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
The Hartford Club at 46 Prospect Street, Hartford
Refreshments at 5:30 p.m. — Program begins at 6:15 p.m.
Speaker: Paul DeForest Hicks, Esq., The Litchfield Law School: Guiding the New Nation

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2020 Law Day: The Right to Vote
This year's Law Day theme commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the women's right to vote. As stated by the American Bar Association: "The 2020 Law Day theme is 'Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: The 19th Amendment at 100.' In 2019-2020, the United States is commemorating the centennial of the transformative constitutional amendment that guaranteed the right of citizens to vote would not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex. American women fought for, and won, the vote through their voice and action." Building on this theme, the Connecticut Supreme.

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Invitation Letter
About the Contest

2019 Law Day Art and Essay Contest
College students are invited to submit essays or art pieces on this topic: "Why is free speech and free press relevant to college and university students and does it apply to all students equally?"

The student winners in each category will receive a $1,000 cash prize and be recognized before the Supreme Court at the Annual Law Day Ceremony on May 1, 2019. The deadline for submissions is April 5, 2019.

For more information about the contest, please review the following:

Invitation Letter/About the Contest
Official Contest Rules
Entry Form
Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society Annual Meeting
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
5:30 p.m.
New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT
Speaker, Prof. Akhil Reed Amar
Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale University

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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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