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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Jewish Voice for Peace disavows BDS activist Miko Peled: “No place 4 antisemitism in our movement”

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Posted by    Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 9:25pm 9/24/2016 at 9:25pm
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We have written dozens of times about Jewish Voice for Peace, which is a leader of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. As Prof. Miriam Elman has thoroughly documented, JVP uses the “Jewish” in its name (even thought it’s not a Jewish group) to lend cover to all manner...

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Can do!

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Posted by    Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 7:00am 9/24/2016 at 7:00am
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From Winthrop, with the subject line White House vs. Big House:

This Veteran has made the call. Taken just now in Greenwich, “People’s Republic of Connecticut.”

“MCB-ONE” on the license plate must stand for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One, which is part of the Seabees:

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Another Legal Insurrection victory: Ct orders video released of anti-Israel 3rd Grade event

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Posted by    Friday, September 23, 2016 at 5:30pm 9/23/2016 at 5:30pm
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On Friday morning, September 18, 2015, the third grade classes at the Beverly J. Martin School in Ithaca, NY, heard a presentation on “human rights” by Palestinian activist Bassem Tamimi and local anti-Israel activists, including

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Netanyahu at UN: Invites Abbas to Knesset, willing to go to Ramallah

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Posted by    Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 5:00pm 9/22/2016 at 5:00pm
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Benjamin Netanyahu spoke at the U.N. today.

As usual, it was an excellent speech.

The headline is that Netanyahu offered to have Palestinian President speak at the Israeli Knesset (parliament) and for Netanhahu to speak at the parliament in Ramallah.

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Twitter suspends Instapundit for suggesting people not become victims of racist thug rioters (Update)

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Posted by    Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 9:16am 9/22/2016 at 9:16am
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The rioting in Charlotte turned even uglier overnight, after the apparently false claim that a black man was shot dead by police for pointing a book.

All evidence so far shows that the “victim” was a career criminal who had a gun and turned towards police.

This appears to be another...

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Is Clinton attack dog David Brock running a “money laundering scheme”?

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 6:30pm 9/21/2016 at 6:30pm
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We all know that David Brock is a vicious attack dog for the Clintons. His Media Matters group is just one group that relentlessly attacks those who disagree with the Clintons, and anyone else deemed too “right wing” for Democrats’ liking.

But is there something improper going on with the various...

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Govt: Rasmea Odeh defense made “completely false” representation in motion to modify mental exam

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 2:30pm 9/21/2016 at 2:30pm
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Rasmea Odeh is the Palestinian terrorist group member convicted of the 1969 supermarket bombing in Jerusalem that killed two Hebrew University students, Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner.

Rasmea was released in a prisoner exchange in 1979 for an Israeli soldier captured in Leban...

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Oberlin Student Senate condemns Alumni group for complaining too much about campus anti-Semitism

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 6:41pm 9/20/2016 at 6:41pm
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We have followed the problems at Oberlin College for years. Rather than revisiting everything, please scroll through our Oberlin Tag.

The most recent incident involved Professor Joy Karega, who posted blatantly anti-Semitic conspiracy theories on Facebook, including linking the Rothschild family to a global conspiracy.

Karega also accused Israel of attacking Charlie Hebdo...

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Gun Inequality – Liberals now complaining about “hardcore super owners”

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7:00am 9/20/2016 at 7:00am
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Inequality is bad, right?

A new survey documents that some people own lots of guns, while others own only a few.

That’s not fair!

Funny, I don’t hear liberals suggesting the government give out free guns to help balance gun ownership inequality.

The left-wing Guardian newspaper examines the issue in Gun inequality: US study...

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Millennial voters are so not living up to Hillary’s campaign expectations

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Posted by    Monday, September 19, 2016 at 1:00pm 9/19/2016 at 1:00pm
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Remember when millennial voters were going to help propel Hillary Clinton to near certain victory?

I was skeptical long ago. In early April 2015 (that’s 15 not 16, mind you), I wrote, Job One: Teach millennials about the real Hillary:

When discuss...

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Al-Aqsa Mosque Address: Oh Allah, Blow Up the Capitals and Planes of U.S. and Russia

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Posted by    Monday, September 19, 2016 at 12:30pm 9/19/2016 at 12:30pm
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Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem long has been a source of incitement.

It’s not just the claims of Israeli designs to destroy the Mosque (built on top of Jewish Temples as a victory monument) which have been used at least since the time of the Grand Mufti in the...

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NJ Police Release Images Of Man Suspected Of Taking Pics Of Women In Target Dressing Room

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Posted by    Monday, September 19, 2016 at 10:37am 9/19/2016 at 10:37am
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This story was published a week ago, but I can’t find any follow-up as to whether they round the suspect. So apparently your help still is needed.

Via CBS News:

Police are asking the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of photographing women inside a department store dressing room.

This man was spotted...

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Palestinian stopped on way to Molotov cocktail attack was AGE 12

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Posted by    Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 8:00pm 9/18/2016 at 8:00pm
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Sadly, as we have demonstrated so many times, some Palestinians children have been used in terror attacks, including as suicide bombers.

It is a culture cultivated by people like Bassem Tamimi and others in Palestinian media who deliberately send children to confront Israeli soldiers or Border Police in the hope of a...

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VIDEO: Elizabeth Warren runs away when Ohio State student says “you lied about your ethnicity”

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Posted by    Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 5:00pm 9/18/2016 at 5:00pm
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I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time.

Elizabeth Warren, as you know, is the self-righteous crusader for the least among us who appropriated the culture of the least among us, Native Americans, to try to advance her law professor career in the 1980s and 1990s. When she achieved a tenured...

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BDS Settler Colonial activists exploit Standing Rock Sioux pipeline dispute

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Posted by    Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 9:00pm 9/17/2016 at 9:00pm
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An informative approach to the anti-Israel Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement is to understand the nature of the BDS movement, and how it infiltrates, exploits and ultimately subjugates other Peoples and causes to the anti-Israel purpose.

I have explored the numerous examples of such subjugation in my post, BDS is a Settler...

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Intifada NYC?

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Posted by    Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 5:15pm 9/17/2016 at 5:15pm
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I think we missed reporting on the meat cleaver attack on a NYC policeman earlier this week.

Turns out, it wasn’t just any meat cleaver maniac, it was a Palestinian facing deportation, The NY Daily News reports Meat cleaver madman, a Palestinian, was in Midtown to appeal deportation order before he...

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VIDEO: Palestinian stabbing attack in Hebron

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Posted by    Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 10:30am 9/17/2016 at 10:30am
Hebron Stabbing Video 9-17-2016

We reported yesterday how there were four Palestinian terror attacks, including a car ramming at a bus stop and a stabbing of an Israeli soldier. In those two cases, the attacker was shot and killed, It must be Friday – Four Palestinian terror attacks including car ramming:

There appears to have been a...

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