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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Poll: Elizabeth Warren vulnerable in 2018

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Posted by    Monday, January 23, 2017 at 11:30am 1/23/2017 at 11:30am
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Elizabeth Warren always has been known for having sharp elbows.

She bullied her way through academia. It’s a trait that has carried over to her politics.

Warren’s first instinct always is to attack in very personal ways, then play victim when there is pushback.

I experienced a small example of that during Warren’s 2012...

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Palestinian leadership launches ballistic tirades as US Embassy announcement nears

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Posted by    Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 2:45pm 1/22/2017 at 2:45pm
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Donald Trump has repeatedly promised to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Despite reports that an announcement could come as soon as Monday morning, January 23, 2017, The Wh...

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VIDEO: Female protester lets out Primal Scream as Trump inaugurated

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Posted by    Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 4:00pm 1/21/2017 at 4:00pm
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Not sure I can add much to this.

(h/t commenter DINORightMarie)

Cue Billy Idol

 
 
 

Hollywood libs discover the Constitution

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Posted by    Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 10:30am 1/21/2017 at 10:30am
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Remember when Tea Party participants were mocked for carrying copies of the Constitution?

In 2010, The Hill reported:

Demand for copies of the U.S. Constitution is skyrocketing.

The increased interest comes amid the rise of the Tea Party movement and as both parties cite the Constitution to advance their agendas.

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Obama’s gone, what do we write about now?

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Posted by    Friday, January 20, 2017 at 9:30pm 1/20/2017 at 9:30pm

Here’s my Quick Hit in this morning’s Morning Insurrection newsletter:

THE END – It’s strange to see Obama leave office. I started Legal Insurrection three weeks...

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Trump restores bust of Winston Churchill to White House

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Posted by    Friday, January 20, 2017 at 8:25pm 1/20/2017 at 8:25pm
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The removal of a bust of Winston Churchill from the White House was one of Obama’s earliest moves to demote the special relationship with Britain. It was symbolic in so many ways, and served as the gateway drug for his world apology tour to follow.

Just as symbolic is that on his...

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Liberal nightmare: Trump could appoint half federal judiciary

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 4:00pm 1/18/2017 at 4:00pm

Ballotpedia is one of our favorite reference websites. It is like Wikipedia for politics, but more in-depth and reliable.

Ballotpedia just released a statistical analysis of federal judicial vacancies as Trump enters office, and likely to become available during his term.

That takes on great importance given that Democrats in 2013 busted the filibuster...

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Rhode Island high school reschedules midterms for anti-Trump walkout

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 8:40am 1/18/2017 at 8:40am
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The activists beyond the “Resistance” to Donald Trump’s Inauguration are urging students nationwide to walk out of classes on Friday, January 20, 2017, just prior to Trump’s swearing in.

The College Fix reports:

A student socialist group has organized a nationwide walkout on Friday to protest...

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Appointing Ben Rhodes to Holocaust Memorial Council is massive Obama middle finger of triumph

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 8:20pm 1/17/2017 at 8:20pm
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Obama is ending his presidency not only with a flurry of commutations, but also with appointments to various commissions and governmental entities.

One of those entities is the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, to which Obama just appointed Ben Rhodes. The Jerusalem Post reports:

With only three days left in office, US President...

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“There’s no human to call up”

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 4:00pm 1/17/2017 at 4:00pm

I appeared on January 16, 2017, on The Dennis Prager Show to discuss the shutdown of Legal Insurrection’s YouTube account, as detailed in these prior posts:

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“All of the sudden, one day you realize you’ve been shut down”

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Posted by    Monday, January 16, 2017 at 10:05pm 1/16/2017 at 10:05pm

I appeared on the Lars Larson Show in the evening on January 16, 2017, to talk about the shutdown of Legal Insurection’s YouTube account, as described in these prior posts:

Hope you enjoy the interview, I...

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Dems want to create leftist version of 2010 Tea Party surge

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Posted by    Monday, January 16, 2017 at 8:05pm 1/16/2017 at 8:05pm
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As someone who, both individually and on the website, participated in the Tea Party surge culminating in the retaking of the House in November 2010, I saw first hand how viciously the Tea Party was attacked.

I attended the Tax Day Tea Party rally in Corning, NY, on April 15, 2009, Looking At...

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Debunking the myth of excessive Israeli checkpoints

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Posted by    Monday, January 16, 2017 at 7:30am 1/16/2017 at 7:30am
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The propaganda by anti-Israel activists and faux “human rights” groups claims there are so many checkpoints in the West Bank that Palestinians have no freedom of movement.

In fact, as suicide bombings and similar attacks have decreased, so have the number of checkpoints. Most of the main checkpoints are now at areas...

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Will Trump capitulate to Palestinian threats over U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem?

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Posted by    Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 8:40pm 1/15/2017 at 8:40pm

We have covered the escalating threats from leaders of and functionaries in the Palestinian Authority that there will be violence if the Donald Trump fulfills his promise to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital, Jerusalem.

This is a two-faced move, Palestinian leadership’s two-faced Jerusalem Embassy game:

We reported...

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Abducted newborn found alive 18 years later

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Posted by    Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 4:00pm 1/15/2017 at 4:00pm
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Do you believe in miracles?

CNN reports, Newborn abducted from hospital found alive 18 years later, sheriff says:

For most of her life, the young woman born Kamiyah Mobley has lived under another name.

A neighbor in Walterboro, South Carolina, described her as a typical 18-year-old who resided with the woman she long believed...

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Celebrity Video Group Song Therapy: “We will survive” Trump

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Posted by    Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 12:00pm 1/15/2017 at 12:00pm
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This is one of the more bizarre celebrity group videos.

Even more bizarre than when B-List Celebrities called on Congressional Democrats to Obstruct Trump.

The Daily Mail reports (h/t Aussie Dave):

Donald Trump’s supporters have hit out at Hollywood once again, t...

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My 20 Favorite Videos that almost disappeared from the internet

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Posted by    Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 8:00pm 1/14/2017 at 8:00pm
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I was going to write something profound and deep tonight about the takedown of Legal Insurrection’s YouTube account after the Modern Language Association filed three (3) copyright claims with YouTube relating to my coverage of the arguments made at an MLA annual meeting town hall in favor and against the academic...

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