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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Palestinian groups call for “Day of Rage” to protest Trump visit to Israel

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Posted by    Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 8:00pm 5/21/2017 at 8:00pm

Donald Trump will be leaving Saudi Arabia overnight (Eastern time) and flying directly to Israel.

That direct flight itself is historic, since the Saudis do not allow flights directly to or from Israel.

One of his first stops in Israel will be the Western Wall, the holiest place at which Jews are permitted...

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This video explains current media coverage of Trump

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtJvYdX4GKM
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Posted by    Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 11:00am 5/21/2017 at 11:00am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtJvYdX4GKM

As we’ve been discussing a lot lately, the media is in the middle of an attempt to bring down the Trump presidency. Call it a coup, a slow-motion coup, or whatever you want.

False stories and conspiracy theories are invented and rolled out daily based almost entirely on anonymous sources for the...

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Israeli driver fights off Palestinian lynch mob with gun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZoIqpjj4sM
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Posted by    Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 9:20pm 5/20/2017 at 9:20pm
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In 2013 an Israeli friend drove us through northern Samaria (the “West Bank”), including the settlement of Itamar, as I wrote in my post To Samaria and back:

Today we reunited with a family I...

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In a time of universal deceit, demanding actual evidence of Trump wrongdoing is a revolutionary act

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Posted by    Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10:30am 5/20/2017 at 10:30am

I’m so old, I remember when the breaking news was that James Comey was fired because he sought additional resources from the Department of Justice for the Russia investigation.

The New York Times broke the story on May 10, 2017, Days Before Firing, Comey Asked for More Resources for Russia Inquiry:

Days before he...

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Dems and Media spun political dispute into a criminal investigation

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/former-fbi-director-robert-mueller-named-special-counsel-in-the-russia-investigation-946481731669
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Posted by    Friday, May 19, 2017 at 7:00pm 5/19/2017 at 7:00pm
http://www.nbcnews.com/video/former-fbi-director-robert-mueller-named-special-counsel-in-the-russia-investigation-946481731669

Another day, another series of NY Times and WaPo stories based on leaks.

The NY Times reports that Trump told the Russian Foreign Minister and Ambassador that Comey was a “nut job” who had politicized the investigation, and that his firing relieved “great pressure”. The report was based on someone reading a...

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Some dare call the anti-Trump feeding frenzy a “coup” attempt

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Posted by    Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 8:40pm 5/18/2017 at 8:40pm

I have used the “C” word with regard to the attempts to keep Donald Trump from the presidency.

Once, I believe, in a post on December 12, 2016, about the attempt to undermine the Electoral College, The one thing you must understand about the unfolding media-Democrat Electoral College coup attempt:

We are witnessing nothing...

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Hannah Bladon, British student victim of Palestinian terrorist knifing, laid to rest

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Posted by    Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 2:30pm 5/18/2017 at 2:30pm

In mid-April we wrote about the terrorist murder of Hannah Bladon, Palestinian terrorist stabs British student to death on Jerusalem Light Rail.

Hannah was in the wrong place at the wrong time. She gave up her seat to a woman holding a baby, and thus put herself standing next to the Palestinian man...

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Trump Coast Guard speech: Will not back down in face of media onslaught

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/national-govt--politics/read-president-trump-speech-coast-guard-academy-commencement/jU7CcqSBvvn0a1d305HSeJ/
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Posted by    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 9:30pm 5/17/2017 at 9:30pm
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/national-govt--politics/read-president-trump-speech-coast-guard-academy-commencement/jU7CcqSBvvn0a1d305HSeJ/

I can’t recall a media feeding frenzy quite like has been directed at Donald Trump. What’s remarkable about this frenzy is that it takes place in the absence — as of now — of any actual evidence of Trump wrongdoing, much less illegality. More on that later in the post.

Sometimes I...

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Wisconsin War on Scott Walker was training ground for #TheResistance War on Trump

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 2:30pm 5/16/2017 at 2:30pm

In our report earlier, we noted that the “Resistance” to Donald Trump is unlike anything seen in the opposition to Obama, The “Resistance” Moves Towards Violence and Intimidation as Key Tactic.

The opposition to Trump is becoming increasingly violent, and explicitly seeks to drive political intimidation into personal spaces by confronting Republicans everywhere they...

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Vigil for Victims of Rasmea Odeh outside her appearance at Northwestern U

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Posted by    Monday, May 15, 2017 at 10:15pm 5/15/2017 at 10:15pm

Rasmea Odeh recently pleaded guilty to immigration fraud, for failing to disclose on her immigration applications her 1970 conviction and imprisonment in Israel for a 1969 supermarket bombing that killed two Hebrew University students, Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner.

Rasmea concocted a defense that she falsely answered the questions because she was...

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McMaster on WaPo claim Trump gave Russians highly classified info: “I was in the room, it didn’t happen”

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Posted by    Monday, May 15, 2017 at 8:00pm 5/15/2017 at 8:00pm

The Washington Post ran a story late this afternoon claiming Donald Trump, in his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister and Ambassador, disclosed highly classified information, including information that could reveal sources and methods.

Despite the length of the story, the allegations of substance are all in this single paragraph:

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#NakbaDay – commemorating Arab refugees created by failed Jihad against the Jews

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS1xxhVqzi4
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Posted by    Monday, May 15, 2017 at 2:30pm 5/15/2017 at 2:30pm
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Today is “Nakba Day.”

What is Nakba Day? Anti-Israel activist/writer Ben White describes it as the day “marking the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians that took place when the State of Israel was established.”

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Merrick Garland for FBI Director?

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Posted by    Monday, May 15, 2017 at 8:45am 5/15/2017 at 8:45am

Okay, I’ll admit this is a good bit of trolling, but I can’t help myself this morning.

You remember Merrick Garland? He’s the guy Obama nominated for the Scalia seat, but who never got a vote. That was like an injection of hot sauce into the veins of Democrats.

Senator Mike Lee recently...

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Bill Maher: Comey demise is Bill Clinton’s fault

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRWDP-PWunE
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Posted by    Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 12:30pm 5/14/2017 at 12:30pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRWDP-PWunE

Like the proverbial broken clock, when Bill Maher is right, he’s often very right.

And he’s right that the demise of James Comey’s FBI career is Bill Clinton’s fault. If only Bill had not boarded the plane on the tarmac to chat with Loretta Lynch about “grandchildren,” Comey would not have been...

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Why is Harvard Law Prof. Larry Tribe spreading conspiracy theories?

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Posted by    Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 8:30am 5/14/2017 at 8:30am

Lawrence Tribe, Harvard Law School professor, has sullied his reputation with his Trump Derangement Syndrome, as Buzzfeed documents, Why Is A Top Harvard Law Professor Sharing Anti-Trump Conspiracy Theories?:

Democrats and the mainstream media have spent the months since Donald Trump’s election fixated on the the flood of unconfirmed reports, half-truths, and...

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Being anti-anti-Trump is no vice, at least not now

https://twitter.com/GillianNBC/status/826982753879019520
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Posted by    Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 8:00pm 5/13/2017 at 8:00pm
https://twitter.com/GillianNBC/status/826982753879019520

I had not seen the term anti-anti-Trumpism until early April 2017.

I saw it when McKay Coppins tweeted a link to an article at The Week by Damon Linker, The cowardly spectacle of the anti-anti-Trump movement.

The article makes ad hominem attacks on Sean Davis and Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist for supposedly...

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Elizabeth Warren again says “I am not running for President,” but no one believes her

https://youtu.be/jxkkGtxKaKw?t=3m19s
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Posted by    Friday, May 12, 2017 at 8:40pm 5/12/2017 at 8:40pm
https://youtu.be/jxkkGtxKaKw?t=3m19s

How many times do we have to go through this?

Elizabeth Warren still is the face of #TheResistance and the Democratic Party. She could raise a gazillion dollars if she ran for president.

She would have beaten Hillary so badly Warren’s supporters would have gotten tired of winning.

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