About: William A. Jacobson

William A. Jacobson is a Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Securities Law Clinic at Cornell Law School.

He 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, Professor 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 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.

Professor Jacobson has a national reputation as a leading practitioner in securities arbitration. He was Treasurer, and is a former member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, a professional organization of attorneys dedicated to protecting public investors. He 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 is co-author of the Securities Arbitration Desk Reference (Thomson-Reuters), updated annually.

Professor Jacobson is frequently quoted in the media on political and legal topics, has authored many Op-Eds in major publications, and appears on television and radio to discuss politics and the law.

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 here.




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Update on Cleveland Media attempt to gain access to Gibson’s Bakery store clerk Facebook records

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Posted by    Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 6:00pm 9/27/2020 at 6:00pm
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Oberlin College and its allies continue to fight to overturn the Gibson’s Bakery verdict, and to wage war on the Gibson family by unsealing confidential Facebook records of non-party Allyn D. Gibson.

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LIVE: Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

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Posted by    Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 4:40pm 9/26/2020 at 4:40pm
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We’re off the the races.

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Reports: Trump will nominate Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

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Posted by    Friday, September 25, 2020 at 5:24pm 9/25/2020 at 5:24pm
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There are multiple reports from media outlets, supposedly confirmed with senior administration officials, that Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett will be nominated tomorrow to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Barrett — can we call her Notorious ACB? – not only is Trump’s...

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Democrats’ Operation Demoralize Has Failed

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Posted by    Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 8:15pm 9/24/2020 at 8:15pm
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Maybe it’s just a feeling.

But it seems that something has changed in the presidential race. Operation Demoralize has failed.

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CBS News Feature About Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College Wins Emmy Award

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 8:05pm 9/22/2020 at 8:05pm
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CBS Sunday Morning produced an excellent feature story about the Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College dispute.

My original review of the story was on November 3, 2019, Ted Koppel: Despite verdict, Oberlin College President still “makes allusions to a pattern of racist behavior” by Gibson’s Bakery:

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It’s only a matter of time before liberals blame RBG for not retiring sooner

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Posted by    Monday, September 21, 2020 at 9:00pm 9/21/2020 at 9:00pm
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A reader forwarded me a blistering article from far-left Mother Jones magazine excoriating Ruth Bader Ginsburg for not retiring prior to 2014, when Democrats controlled the White House and Senate, allowing them at the time to appoint a Ginsburg-like liberal Justice.

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“if you want to know why Republicans *will* confirm a nominee this year, watch this video”

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Posted by    Monday, September 21, 2020 at 5:30pm 9/21/2020 at 5:30pm

I don’t think Democrats grasp how Republicans and Trump supporters feel about the mistreatment of Brett Kavanaugh at the hands of Democrats Senators, collaborators, and the media.

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Trump: Wants Vote On SCOTUS Nominee Before Election Day, Doubts Ginsburg Made Statement About Delaying

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Posted by    Monday, September 21, 2020 at 8:30am 9/21/2020 at 8:30am

Donald Trump appeared on Fox and Friends this morning. He stated that he expected to name his nominee for the Supreme Court on Friday or Saturday, after funeral proceedings for Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Legal Insurrection ‘We’re Not Canceled… Yet’ Fundraiser

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Posted by    Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 9:00pm 9/20/2020 at 9:00pm

This tumultuous year has proven the wisdom of Legal Insurrection Foundation‘s focus on campus free speech supression and the migration of those problems from campus to culture, and the ‘intersectional left’ building of anti-American, anti-Capitalist, and anti-Israel coalitions. You can support our efforts by Donating Here.

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Who Should Trump Nominate for SCOTUS? (Reader Poll)

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Posted by    Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 7:30pm 9/20/2020 at 7:30pm
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Trump says he’s nominating a woman to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And he’s doing it this week. So we’re holding an ’emergency’ reader poll. Vote soon, since the decision could come any day. The poll will be open until Trump announces...

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#FillTheSeat Before Election Day

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Posted by    Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 9:00pm 9/19/2020 at 9:00pm

Some thoughts on filling the Supreme Court vacancy before Election Day, in no particular order:

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NeverTrump Awokening: Orange Man Bad, But Trojan Horse Man Worse

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 9:35pm 9/16/2020 at 9:35pm
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Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute has been described by non-other than the execrable Jennifer Rubin as a fellow NeverTrumper.

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Legal Insurrection and Judicial Watch investigate attacks on UCF Prof. Charles Negy

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 4:30pm 9/16/2020 at 4:30pm
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Charles Negy is the University of Central Florida professor who found himself in the crosshairs of online and street mobs demanding his termination after early June 2020 tweets disputing the concept of “systemic racism” and asserting that “black privilege is real.”
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Court-Appointed Amicus John Gleeson Doesn’t Want Michael Flynn Charges Dropped

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Posted by    Monday, September 14, 2020 at 9:00pm 9/14/2020 at 9:00pm
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In one of the least shocking developments in the otherwise shocking Michael Flynn case, ex-Judge John Gleeson who was appointed as Amicus by Judge Emmet Sullivan, has filed a vituperative Reply Brief arguing that the government should not be permitted to drop criminal charges against Flynn.

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Mike Bloomberg Wants To Buy Florida Election For Joe Biden for $100 Million

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Posted by    Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 8:40pm 9/13/2020 at 8:40pm
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You remember mini-Mike. He sank a billion dollars into his Democrat presidential run, but collapsed on the debate stage after Elizabeth Warren ripped him a new one over … who even remembers what it was over, but it was brutal.

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Aggressive Attempts To Discredit Durham Investigation May Reflect Something Big Is Coming Down

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Posted by    Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 9:00pm 9/12/2020 at 9:00pm
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I haven’t had much hope for the investigation being conducted by prosecutor John Durham. Not because of anything particular to the Durham investigation, but we’ve been disappointed too many times before.

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Appeals Court Upholds Florida Requirement That Ex-Felons Pay Outstanding Fines To Regain Vote

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Posted by    Friday, September 11, 2020 at 5:00pm 9/11/2020 at 5:00pm
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The last time we checked in on the ability of ex-felons to vote in Florida, I questioned whether Florida’s requirement that all court-assessed fines and fees be paid would survive, Some of Florida ex-felon vote in limbo after SCOTUS ruling:

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