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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Ted Cruz “debates” pro-Trump equivalent of Code Pinkers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqYbpIIwEDQ
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Posted by    Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 7:00am 5/3/2016 at 7:00am
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The video below is meaningful at so many levels.

At one level, it’s for me another Ted Cruz moment, similar to when he confronted with facts and logic Code Pink protesters. A Ted Cruz moment for me:

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Pence Op-Ed: Ted Cruz has “character and judgment” to lead the nation

Cruz Fiorina Banner
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Posted by    Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 9:56pm 5/1/2016 at 9:56pm
Cruz Fiorina Banner

Mike Pence’s radio endorsement of Ted Cruz was watered down by praise also for Donald Trump.

It was a weird endorsement — he said all the right things about Cruz, but an endorsement is not the time for balance.

Pence has an op-ed in The Indianapolis Star in which he repeats the endorsement,...

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Remembering the Mike’s Place Suicide Bombing, Tel Aviv, April 30, 2003

Mikes Place After Bombing
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Posted by    Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 9:30pm 4/30/2016 at 9:30pm
Mikes Place After Bombing

Earlier today I saw a tweet by Arsen Ostrovsky regarding the bombing of Mike’s Place in Tel Aviv in 2003:

I had heard of it, but only vaguely.

The list of Palestinian suicide bombings is

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Defending the right to walk while a Trump supporter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JWw8cTEN14
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Posted by    Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 6:00pm 4/30/2016 at 6:00pm
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The video below points out the dilemma of this political season.

The anarchist, leftist and Reconquista street thugs who attack Trump supporters are a common enemy, and will just as easily turn on ANY Republican or conservative. Trump is just their excuse to riot du jour.

It is completely consistent to...

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You can’t sacrifice just some rights

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Posted by    Friday, April 29, 2016 at 6:10pm 4/29/2016 at 6:10pm
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The NRA’s Freedom’s Safest Place series of videos is excellent. So far, we’ve run posts about three of the videos:

The video below came out a month ago, but I just...

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Anti-Israel students trap SDSU President to prove they’re not terrorists

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Posted by    Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:00pm 4/28/2016 at 7:00pm
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David Horowitz doesn’t pull punches in defense of Israel and western civilization.

Perhaps his most famous moment was when he got an anti-Israel student at UC-San Diego to admit she supports extermination of Jews (watch to the end):

Horowitz’s Freedom Center has been posting provocative posters at various campuses. In February the posters...

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Vassar student body REJECTS Israel boycott

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Posted by    Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 12:27pm 4/28/2016 at 12:27pm
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The Vassar student body voted the past two days on two anti-Israel referenda sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace.

For background on anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activism at Vassar, see Tuesday’s post, Vassar students start voting on anti-Israel referenda.

The results...

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Boehner: Trump my golfing and texting buddy, Cruz “Lucifer in the Flesh”

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Posted by    Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 9:50am 4/28/2016 at 9:50am
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John Boehner appeared at Stanford University last night.

The appearance is making news.

It’s revealing not just because of Boehner’s vitriolic personal attack on Ted Cruz, but more important, the revelation that Boeher is friends with Donald Trump and they golf and text regularly.

So tell me again how the GOP establishment...

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VIDEO – CRUZ and FIORINA announcement

https://twitter.com/RosieGray/status/725421009692688384
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Posted by    Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 3:50pm 4/27/2016 at 3:50pm
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It’s not exactly “breaking news” anymore.

Ted Cruz is announcing that should he get the nomination, his running mate will be Carly Fiorina.

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Cruz-Fiorina?

Carly Fiorina Endorse Cruz
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Posted by    Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 12:39pm 4/27/2016 at 12:39pm
Carly Fiorina Endorse Cruz

Ted Cruz has a major announcement at 4 p.m. today. We will turn a video feed live at that time.

Reports are emerging that he will announce that Carly Fiorina will...

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Dear @TedCruz – Fight to the end (UPDATE)

http://legalinsurrection.com/2016/01/gop-establishment-stuck-on-stage-2-of-grief-with-cruz-at-stage-5-with-trump/#more-158169
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Posted by    Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 10:00am 4/27/2016 at 10:00am
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Last night was the night Mr. Donald J. Trump took a big step towards a first ballot win. As abhorrent at that result may be, there’s no sense deluding ourselves.

Trump still isn’t there, however, and isn’t yet on a trajectory to be there. But he’s a lot closer as a result...

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Vassar students start voting on anti-Israel referenda

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 9:00pm 4/26/2016 at 9:00pm
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We have covered extensively the goings on at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, with regard to anti-Israel resolutions proposed by Vassar Students for Justice in Palestine and Vassar Jewish Voice for Peace.

The atmosphere has been particularly toxic, with overt acts of anti-Semitism and intimidation of students who oppose the Boycott, Divestment...

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Trump set to “steal” more delegates in “rigged” northeast primaries (Update – Grand “Theft”)

Dancing Trumps
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Posted by    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 1:00pm 4/26/2016 at 1:00pm
Dancing Trumps

What do you call a presidential candidate who invents a phony talking point portraying himself as a victim, when he in fact is the perpetrator?

Bill Clinton? Yes, but let’s not get nostalgic.

Mr. Donald J. Trump? Yes, bingo.

Trump and his merry band of Trumpmedia have relentlessly pushed the narrative that Trump is the...

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Clickbait

Mizzou Missouri State Journalist Professor Melissa Click Protest
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Posted by    Monday, April 25, 2016 at 7:00pm 4/25/2016 at 7:00pm
Mizzou Missouri State Journalist Professor Melissa Click Protest

Earlier today I asked Kemberlee if we were all Melissa-Clicked out.

She said we were. I disagree.

The most famous redheaded muscle prof in the world is the blog post gift that keeps on giving.

Slow news day? Click.

Scrambling to fill blog post time slot? Click.

Want people to click? Click.

The latest screaming clickbait (actually,...

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Has John Kasich’s moment finally arrived?

John Kasich NH Victory Speech 2
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Posted by    Monday, April 25, 2016 at 10:15am 4/25/2016 at 10:15am
John Kasich NH Victory Speech 2

I once commented that I can’t stand the sound of John Kasich’s voice.

It’s not that it is grating on the nerves, like Hillary’s screeching chalkboard-scraping cackle.

It’s just that he reminds me and a lot of people of the relative at the dinner table who JUST WON’T STOP TALKING. And who doesn’t...

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#StopTrump tactic – Cruz to focus on Indiana, Kasich on Oregon and New Mexico

http://www.ktvz.com/news/politics/cruz-super-pac-returns-to-kasich-attack/39172670
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Posted by    Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 9:56pm 4/24/2016 at 9:56pm
http://www.ktvz.com/news/politics/cruz-super-pac-returns-to-kasich-attack/39172670

I don’t know if this is coordinated [update – yes it is, see below], or just Ted Cruz doing what he thinks is best to keep Trump from 1237 delegates, but it’s the BREAKING NEWS of tonight:

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Question for @MarcLamontHill – How many must die for academic boycott of Israel?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BEi7oIpypjS/
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Posted by    Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 7:35pm 4/24/2016 at 7:35pm
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Marc Lamont Hill is a professor at Morehouse College and a frequent TV Commentator. He also is coming out with a new book soon on social justice in the U.S.

Lamont Hill also is a big supporter of the “Ferguson...

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