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.
Democrat Martha Robertson has had so many self-inflicted troubles in her campaign against incumbent Republican Tom Reed in NY-23, it’s hard to catalog them all.
Elizabeth Warren has said many times that she “is” not running for President.
Yet still the progressive movement doubts her, convinced that she is just waiting for the right moment.
Because in their heart of hearts, they believe that Warren would crush Hillary. I believe Hillary knows that too. And so does Elizabeth....
Wendy Davis’ bizarre and distasteful attacks on Greg Abbott are working like a charm. For Abbott.
That hole has become a crater, ...
Oh, thaaaaaatttttt historically underrepresented group. Not the one you were thinking of.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren told CNN she has been treated differently as a woman in the clubby upper chamber — echoing the general sentiments of her colleague Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who wrote about sexism in the Senate in a...
Hope springs eternal in Hurst, TX.
This Prius (the jokes write themselves…) displays a trifecta of leftist lunacy.
I’m surprised, though, that the driver isn’t supporting Warren in ’16.
Ever since I started covering the anti-Israel academic boycott of the American Studies Association in December 2013, I have interacted with some of its members who are reasonable people concerned about the direction the ASA has taken. But those voices have been drowned out by a shrill and vocal minority.
A little publicized...
Lawyer Stanley Cohen pleaded guilty last spring to federal charges related to his scheme to conceal income through cash transactions elaborately orchestrated to cover his tracks. He also failed to file income tax returns.
See our prior posts:
This goes to show you that you never can predict which posts will gain traction.
My post Cornell gives deer tubal ligations, everything goes wrong, was meant to be a somewhat humorous take on a bizarre sequence of events. Tubal ligations and ovariectamies performed on does were just the half of it.
I’m combining two video reports.
First, Politico’s report that 64% feel things are spinning out of control:
More results on specific topics here.
This is how Morning Joe reacted (h/t Right Scoop):
Who saw this coming?
Female voters powered President Barack Obama’s victory over Mitt Romney in 2012, as Democrats leaned heavily on social issues to rally single women and suburban moms to the polls.
But with two weeks until Election Day, the president’s diminished standing with women is...
We have covered the American Studies Association academic boycott of Israel since inception, and compiled the definitive list and accompanying statements of universities and associations rejecting the boycott. Scroll through the ASA Tag for the full history.
The short version is that the boycott targeted all Israeli academic institutions, and importantly, faculty and scholars...
AP reports via HuffPo:
The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.
A majority of the justices rejected an emergency request from the Justice Department and civil rights groups to prohibit the state from requiring voters to produce certain forms of photo...
I’ve seen people writing and tweeting about #GamerGate.
I have no idea what that is, still.
Looks like it has something to do with Gamers and Liberal Feminists (image below of Christina Hoff Sommers, who has confronted liberal feminists herself):
— Mephistopheles (@myfist0) October 17, 2014
The trial of Rasmieh Odeh, an American citizen of Palestinian
descent convicted in Israel decades ago of involvement in a
terrorist group (the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine)
that bombed a supermarket, starts
next in two weeks.
Odeh now denies involvement, claiming she was tortured and sexually humiliated into confessing...
Deadspin, which is part of Gawker Media, ran a story yesterday that Cory Garnder, the Republican running for Senate in Colorado who is ahead in the polls, had faked his high school football career.
It was game over according to the cheerleading section on Twitter.
S–t just got real.
Breaking: Obama signs executive order authorizing DOD to call up selected reserve and ready reserve for Ebola response
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) October 16, 2014
The call up will assist the military force fighting Ebola as part of Operation United Assistance.
The Executive Order appears to be part of sending the...