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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Is political end finally here for former Farrakhan activist Keith Ellison? Down 7 points in Minnesota AG race

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 1:00pm 10/23/2018 at 1:00pm

Current Democratic National Committee Vice Chair, and Minnesota Congressman, Keith Ellison is running for Minnesota Attorney General.

He was considered a clear favorite, and expected to coast to victory.

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B-E-T-O is a C-U-L-T and an A-B-C reporter is in L-O-V-E

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Posted by    Monday, October 22, 2018 at 10:30am 10/22/2018 at 10:30am
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It’s official.

Beto O’Rourke is a cult.

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“Conservatives are using identity politics to destroy liberalism from within”

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Posted by    Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 9:00pm 10/21/2018 at 9:00pm

One of the jokes on Twitter is how the mainstream media deflects liberal and Democrat failings by focusing on conservative and Republican reactions.

Hence, headlines start with phrasing that conservatives and Republicans “pounce” or “seize on” or “slam” liberal mistakes.

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“if you support Native American causes, then it’s really hard to say that you can support Elizabeth Warren”

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Posted by    Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 7:10pm 10/21/2018 at 7:10pm
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Over the years, I have given dozens of interviews about Elizabeth Warren’s Native American deception.

I appeared on October 18, 2018, on the Jeff Kuhner show on WRKO, Boston’s leading talk radio station. (Audio at bottom of post.)

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College — Trump 2016 win stoked student protests over shoplifting incident day after election

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Posted by    Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 4:40pm 10/21/2018 at 4:40pm
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I have covered the lawsuit by Gibson’s Bakery against Oberlin College perhaps more extensively than anyone else.

I even became a small part of the story when Oberlin College tried, and failed, to subpoena my records.

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Blue Wave bad news: Trump surges to 47 percent approval in WSJ/NBC poll as enthusiasm gap narrows

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Posted by    Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 10:30am 10/21/2018 at 10:30am

This is bad. Really bad. For Democrats.

The Wall Street Journal and NBC News just released a new poll, and it shows Trump surging to a 47% approval among registered voters.

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Ed Whelan theory of Christine Ford’s mistaken identification of Kavanaugh ultimately prevailed

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Posted by    Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 9:00pm 10/20/2018 at 9:00pm
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Now that Brett Kavanaugh is on the Supreme Court, it’s worth taking a look back at what changed the course of the fight.

Democrats had thrown everything they had at Kavanaugh, including a misleadingly edited video circulated by Sen. Kamala Harris and false accusations of perjury circulated by many Democrats. None of...

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DNA Disaster: Elizabeth Warren proved she doesn’t have what it takes to take on Trump

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Posted by    Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 9:00pm 10/18/2018 at 9:00pm
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There is something delusional in Elizabeth Warren’s reaction to the negative fallout from her DNA test.

It reminds me of the scene in Animal House were Kevin Bacon says: “Remain calm, all is well” as mayhem surrounds him, finally shouting in a frantic voice “ALL IS WELL!!!!”

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Why won’t Elizabeth Warren apologize to Native Americans?

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 7:00am 10/17/2018 at 7:00am

I appeared on October 15, 2018, on the Lars Larson Radio Show to talk about Elizabeth Warren’s rollout of her DNA results via The Boston Globe.

For my prior review of the Globe article and DNA report, see my prior post, 

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Elizabeth Warren DNA test responding to Trump’s mocking solidifies her brand as a fake

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 1:00pm 10/16/2018 at 1:00pm

Elizabeth Warren is not a spontaneous politician. Much like Hillary Clinton, every political move is planned out meticulously.

It’s why Warren has become notorious for avoiding unplanned encounters with reporters, where she can’t control the format. Her preference has been to sit down only with friendly interviewers who will not challenge her...

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Elizabeth Warren misappropriated “the identity of one of the most victimized people in history”

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Posted by    Monday, October 15, 2018 at 10:30pm 10/15/2018 at 10:30pm
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I appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight to discuss Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test and the controversy surrounding her claim to be Native American.

I covered the story earlier Elizabeth Warren DNA test does NOT prove she’s Native American, contrary to the hype.

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Elizabeth Warren DNA test does NOT prove she’s Native American, contrary to the hype

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Posted by    Monday, October 15, 2018 at 9:09am 10/15/2018 at 9:09am

Elizabeth Warren is not Native American. Her ancestry has been traced by Cherokee genealogists back to the early 1800s, as far back as there are records, and there are no Native American ancestors.

The one potential Native American ancestor was Warren’s great great great grandmother, Sarah O.C. Smith, but an initial 2012...

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Betomania is sucking the life out of the blue wave

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Posted by    Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 10:15pm 10/14/2018 at 10:15pm

Not since Wendy Davis have we seen national liberals fall so much in love with a Texan.

You remember Wendy, the wannabe Governor of Texas, who with her pink sneakers became a national sensation and fundraising juggernaut after her very public opposition to pro-life legislation.

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Hillary: Bill Clinton affair with Lewinsky not an abuse of power, “absolutely not” reason to resign

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Posted by    Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 8:30pm 10/14/2018 at 8:30pm
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Hillary Clinton always has had a strange relationship with the MeToo movement.

On the one hand, she wants all women to be believed:

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Mitch McConnell: Keep sending nominees and “we’ll keep confirming ’em and change the court system forever”

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Posted by    Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 12:00pm 10/14/2018 at 12:00pm
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been on a roll. Together Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley, McConnell has sheparded through Democrat obstruction a total as of today of 84 Trump judicial nominees, including 15 last week in addition to Brett Kavanaugh.

Included in that group are two Supreme Court justices, Gorsuch and...

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After attacks on Kavanaugh backfired, Democrats dropped Christine Ford like a hot potato

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Posted by    Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 9:40pm 10/13/2018 at 9:40pm

It seems like a year ago, but it was only a week ago today that the Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Christine Blasey Ford, the main and only potentially credible accuser, was all over the news and the focus of Democrat attention for the month before the confirmation. Now...

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Did Kyrsten Sinema falsely claim to be Latina? 2012 controversy resurfaces

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Posted by    Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 11:30am 10/13/2018 at 11:30am

Arizona Democrat Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema has been in the news a lot lately as comments she made at left-wing forums have resurfaced.

Among the comments was that Arizona was the “crazy” state, and...

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