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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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Will anti-Israel Cornell divestment groups stage takeover?

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 10:42pm
Cornell Student Assembly 4-10-2014

Last Thursday the Cornell Student Assembly voted 15-8-1 to table indefinitely the anti-Israel Divestment Resolution brought by Students for Justice in Palestine and some other groups.

The video of the shouting by students — and one very aggressive non-student — reflected the frustration of the pro-divestment students.

One anti-Israel Cornell professor...

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Elizabeth Warren sticking to campaign script on Cherokee claim (Update: Blames “some blogger”)

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 5:29pm
Elizabeth Warren Video - Lashes out at reporters over Native American Controversy

Elizabeth Warren’s autobiography is out, and it looks like she is sticking precisely to her campaign script on her false claim to be Cherokee. The title is “A Fighting Chance.”

The Boston Globe, which has an advance copy (perhaps as a courtesy since it gave Warren so much help in the...

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American Studies Assoc pulls Institutional Membership list from Quarterly Publication

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 3:52pm
http://youtu.be/SCVu-PHrOYQ

As detailed before, after the American Studies Association passed its anti-Israel academic boycott resolution over 25o university presidents, along with major academic groups, rejected the boycott.  The dozens of separately issued statements were a stinging rebuke to this anti-academic, anti-educational, anti-peace, and biased action.

ASA listed its Institutional Members in its American...

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The peace problem, in two stories

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 12:18pm
Palestinian Prisoner Release Celebration Mahmoud Abbas

1. Auschwitz trip: ‘I have no regrets,’ says Palestinian professor

Professor Mohammed Dajani took 27 Palestinian college students to visit the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland a few weeks ago as part of a project designed to teach empathy and tolerance to both Palestinians and Israelis. Upon his return, his university...

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If Kathleen Sebelius runs for Senate, isn’t Dr. Milton Wolf better positioned to put Obamacare on trial?

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 9:58am
Dr. Milton Wolf Ad Screen Shot Flag Barn

As soon as Kathleen Sebelius resigned as Secretary of HHS, my first thought was, hmm, wonder if she’ll run for Senate in Kansas.

Apparently I’m not the only one thinking about that, Sebelius Said to Weigh Run for Kansas Senate Seat

In her darkest hour last fall, Kathleen Sebelius suffered one of the...

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China property bubble bursting

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 8:41am
http://youtu.be/rPILhiTJv7E

China Housing Market Bubble Start to Pop as Economy Faces Hard-Landing:

China’s property bubble has already started to burst as the country struggles to avoid a hard-landing after the housing market became overheated with soaring prices.

China’s commercial and residential property sectors are not doing well, especially in the city of Hangzho, which...

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Which One?

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7:00am
Bumper Sticker - Kingston MA - Impeach The Bastard

From Phil:

My wife got this picture yesterday just outside the Independence Mall in Kingston, Ma.

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Interception

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 5:07pm
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pamphlet_dutch_tulipomania_1637.jpg

I have been skeptical of the trading value of journalists, whose prices have been bid up, “Journalists” are the new no-money-down mortgages:

A whole lot of money is chasing the new cool kids, the newly name-branded “journalists” like Ezra Klein and Glenn Greenwald, who bring their friends along with them to the...

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Texas women running away from Wendy Davis

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 2:30pm
Wendy Davis Pink Sneakers

It’s been a while since we’ve focused on the Texas Governor race between Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott.

Davis’ now-infamous fudging of her personal narrative and Gumby-like political posturing stopped whatever momentum she might have had in its tracks:

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Jumbaliar

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 1:08pm
Mary Landrieu 2014 Fake Senate Hearing TV Ad

So much about this Mary Landrieu ad is fake.

Start with her attempt to distance herself from Obama. Yeah, that’s believable. She has been a loyal soldier on just about everything.

Remember the Louisian...

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Census Bureau sends Obamacare comparative data into the abyss

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 11:30am
Barack Obama reacts to the passing of Healthcare bill March 2013 (Wikimedia Commons)

Census Survey Revisions Mask Health Law Effects

The Census Bureau, the authoritative source of health insurance data for more than three decades, is changing its annual survey so thoroughly that it will be difficult to measure the effects of President Obama’s health care law in the next report, due this fall, census...

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Why aren’t mainstream Israel critics defending Max Blumenthal?

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 10:08am
Max Blumenthal Michigan Divest 2

Max Blumenthal is experiencing what goes around coming around.

Having blamed various critics of radical Islam as well as international Zionism for the 2011 mass murder in Norway, unfairly, Blumenthal now is in focus because the Overland Park shooter was a big fan of Blumenthal’s Jewish money and Israel Lobby conspiracy theories. ...

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First Night of Passover

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Posted by    Monday, April 14, 2014 at 8:00pm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Israel%27s_Escape_from_Egypt.jpg

By the time you read this, I’ll be deep into the first Passover seder, wondering when we’re finally going to get to eat thinking about the meaning of the Exodus from Egypt:

For not just one alone has risen against us...

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Hamas’ attorney, Stanley Cohen, pleads guilty to tax offenses

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Posted by    Monday, April 14, 2014 at 3:50pm
http://nyti.ms/1pyS6Yh

Stanley Cohen is an activist lawyer most identified with Hamas and other anti-Israeli causes and groups.

Late last month The Jewish Daily Forward had an extensive article about Cohen’s political journey to anti-Zionism, including representation of Hamas and Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, who was convicted last month. It appears from the...

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