About: William A. Jacobson

William A. Jacobson is Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Securities Law Clinic at Cornell Law School. Prof. Jacobson is a 1981 graduate of Hamilton College and a 1984 graduate of Harvard Law School. At Harvard he was Senior Editor of the Harvard International Law Journal and Director of Litigation for the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project.

Prior to joining the Cornell law faculty in 2007, Prof. Jacobson had a highly successful civil litigation and arbitration practice in Providence, Rhode Island, concentrating in investment, employment, and business disputes in the securities industry, including many high profile cases reported in leading newspapers and magazines.

Professor Jacobson has a national reputation as a leading practitioner in securities arbitration, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, an organization of over 450 attorneys dedicated to protecting public investors. Professor Jacobson frequently is quoted in national media on issues related to investment fraud and investor protection, and in the past has served as one of a small number of private practice attorneys who trained new arbitrators for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Professor Jacobson has argued cases in numerous federal and state courts, including the Courts of Appeal for the First, Fifth and Sixth Circuits, and the Rhode Island Supreme Court.

A more complete listing of Professor Jacobson’s professional background is available at the Cornell Law School website. The views expressed here are his own and not those of any employer or organization,

The best way to reach Prof. Jacobson is by e-mail is here.




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Mother of Palestinian terrorist who killed policewoman: “Thank God I Am Proud”

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Posted by    Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 9:35pm 6/22/2017 at 9:35pm
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Hadas Malka was a 23-year-old Israeli policewoman who was stabbed to death in a coordinated attack by three Palestinian men outside the Damascus Gate to the Old City of Jerusalem. All three attackers were shot to death during the attack.

ISIS and Hamas issued competing claims of responsibility.

The ruling Fatah Party, led...

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Republicans steamrolling Dems to confirm Trump judicial nominees

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Posted by    Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 7:20pm 6/22/2017 at 7:20pm
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This may be the least covered major story of the Trump era, so far at least.

While the media and Democrats are obsessed with increasingly bizarre Trump-Russia conspiracy theories, and failed attempts to flip Special Election congressional seats, an enormous change to the federal judiciary is well underway.

We have been covering this...

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Dems beginning to regret Russia conspiracy obsession

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 8:40pm 6/21/2017 at 8:40pm
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The Democrats’ obsession with Russia-Trump collusion conspiracy theories has been long on innuendo, and short on facts.

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy has been a leader in spreading the innuendo.

During a February interview with CNN, Murphy warned it’s “as scary as it gets”:

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Overthrowing Pelosi to save Democratic Party is dangerous — to Republican campaign strategy

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 5:30pm 6/21/2017 at 5:30pm

In the aftermath of four Special Election defeats, including a devastating loss in Georgia’s Sixth District, Democrats are trying to figure out where it all went wrong.

Democrats were expecting anti-Trump *Resistance* to be enough. But it wasn’t. It’s not that focusing intently on the opposing party’s leader doesn’t work anymore. It’s...

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Democrats are incapable of learning from Georgia Special Election loss

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 10:47pm 6/20/2017 at 10:47pm
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What are the implications of Republican Karen Handel’s solid win (53-47 as of this writing) over Democratic darling Jon Ossoff in the Georgia Sixth District Special Election?

Democrats came into election day with high hopes, with Ossoff leading in almost every poll, tens of millions of dollars flowing in from around the...

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Susan Rice’s great unmasking escape: National Security Council records sent to Obama Library

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Posted by    Monday, June 19, 2017 at 9:10pm 6/19/2017 at 9:10pm
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It seems ages ago, but was just a couple of months ago that controversy swirled around former National Security Advisor Susan Rice’s “unmasking” of names from classified intelligence reports.

We reported on the inconsistencies in Rice’s story on April 3, Susan Rice unmasked? Previously said “I know nothing about” Nunes allegations, and the...

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VIDEO: Confronting UN anti-Israel hypocrisy on doing business in “occupied territories”

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Posted by    Monday, June 19, 2017 at 6:00pm 6/19/2017 at 6:00pm
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We previously reported how the UN Human Rights Council, with help from anti-Israel groups like Human Rights Watch, was preparing a blacklist of companies doing business in Israel’s “occupied territories” (i.e. what is commonly referred to as the West Bank and East Jerusalem).

This would, of necessity, become a de facto blacklist...

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Legal Insurrection Semi-Annual Fundraiser

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Posted by    Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 9:00pm 6/18/2017 at 9:00pm

(This post will be “sticky” for a while.)

It’s that time of year when we ask readers to help keep us doing what we do. For those of you who are relatively new here, our 7th Anniversary post has a pretty good history of Legal Insurrection. In our 8th Anniversary post, a...

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No One Does Father’s Day like Trump Does Father’s Day

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Posted by    Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 10:00am 6/18/2017 at 10:00am

Is this tweet from 2013 classic, or what?

If you are unable to laugh about this, you are doing it wrong.

 
 
 

R.I.P. Flounder

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Posted by    Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 7:30am 6/18/2017 at 7:30am
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Flounder has died. CNN reports:

Stephen Furst, the actor who played the hapless, beanie-wearing frat boy Flounder in the 1978 movie “Animal House,” has died at age 63, his son, Nathan Furst, told CNN on Saturday.

“It was from complications from diabetes,” Nathan Furst said. “Over the last several years it was getting...

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A funeral and a wedding – Terror victim Dafna Meir’s daughter marries

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Posted by    Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 9:10pm 6/17/2017 at 9:10pm

You may recall the horrifying murder of Israeli mother Dafna Meir in front of her children. We first reported on January 17, 2016, Reports: Palestinian stabs Israeli woman to death at home in front of children:

This has eerie resemblance to the stabbing to death of the Fogel family in 2011, including 6 month...

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Evergreen Prof. Bret Weinstein’s greatest alleged sin? Not suffering in silence

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Posted by    Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:00pm 6/17/2017 at 7:00pm
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By now you hopefully are familiar with the plight of Evergreen State College professor Bret Weinstein. You can follow our prior coverage at the Evergreen State College Tag.

The short version of the story is that...

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Why Are Bernie Bros So Angry?

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Posted by    Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 12:30pm 6/17/2017 at 12:30pm

In light of the attempted assassination of Steve Scalise and other Republican congressman by a Bernie-loving progressive, and the widespread leftist violence by Antifa and similar groups, it’s worth asking why the American left is so angry.

Larry Elder attempts to answer that question in the video below. The key, he says,...

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That was quick: News cycle for assassination attempt against Republican congressmen over

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Posted by    Friday, June 16, 2017 at 8:45pm 6/16/2017 at 8:45pm

Well that was quick.

I can’t recall as substantial an assassination attempt against one political party as took place Wednesday morning, June 14, 2017. Certainly there have been individual assassinations and shots fired, such as by Puerto Rican nationalists in 1954, but this was a well planned attempt at mass murder directed...

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Shooting of Republican congressmen was a long time in the making

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 9:15pm 6/14/2017 at 9:15pm

The shooting of Republican Congressman Steven Scalise and others during a baseball practice has led to a lot of examination of the anti-Trump, anti-Republican incitement from the mainstream left.

While criminal culpability rests with the shooter, there also is no doubt that we are experiencing an unprecedented derangement from establishment Democrats, pro-Democrat...

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Modern Language Association members pass ANTI-BDS resolution by 2-1 margin

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 7:10pm 6/14/2017 at 7:10pm

In a severe blow to the anti-Israel academic boycott movement, the 18,000 member Modern Language Association has passed a Resolution explicitly rejecting the academic boycott of Israel.

The academic boycott of Israel had been termed a grave threat to the academic freedom of everyone and the free exchange of ideas by over...

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195 Congressional Democrats file Emoluments Lawsuit against Trump

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 12:20pm 6/14/2017 at 12:20pm
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In a case docketed today, 195 Democratic Senators and Congressmen, led by Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal and Congressman John Conyers, filed suit against President Trump seeking to declare a violation of the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause. This follows a prior lawsuit by the Attorney Generals of Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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