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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Palestinians fume over barbecue taunt of terrorist hunger strikers, as hundreds drop out

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Posted by    Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 7:00am 4/23/2017 at 7:00am
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On Thursday, April 20, 2017, we reported on how Israeli protesters barbecued outside the prison where Palestinian terrorists on a hunger strike led by Second Intifada mastermind Marwan Barghouti.

Terrorist mastermind Marwan Barghouti has organized a mass hunger strike by over 1000 imprisoned Palestinian terrorists.

He announced the hunger strike in The NY Times,...

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Israeli protesters barbecue outside prison where Palestinian terrorists on hunger strike

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Posted by    Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 1:00pm 4/20/2017 at 1:00pm

Terrorist mastermind Marwan Barghouti has organized a mass hunger strike by over 1000 imprisoned Palestinian terrorists.

He announced the hunger strike in The NY Times, which initially refused to list in his bio that he was in prison for 5 murders, NY Times gives Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti platform to announce hunger strike....

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Here’s why Rush survived pressure on advertisers while O’Reilly didn’t

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 9:50pm 4/19/2017 at 9:50pm

Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News career now swims with the fishes.

The conventional wisdom is that after the NY Times exposed a history of sexual harassment  settlements, and two new accusers came forward, advertisers “fled” the show, forcing the hand of News Corp and the Murdochs.

That conventional wisdom is only partially correct —...

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From Dept of the Obvious: Liberal “ideological uniformity marginalizes law professors”

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 7:00am 4/19/2017 at 7:00am

From the Department of the Obvious comes a recent research paper confirming what we already knew, law professors as a group are very liberal.

Paul Caron of Pepperdine Law School (aka TaxProf) highlights the research paper and commentary on it, bragging how BYU And Pepperdine Are...

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Court: Discrimination case by Israeli company against National Lawyers Guild can advance

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 5:30pm 4/18/2017 at 5:30pm

The National Lawyers Guild is a left-wing lawyer organization that, among other things, actively provides legal advocacy in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. NLG also advocates against Israel on a variety of international issues.

NLG is a “proud member” of the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (since...

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Palestinians demand world “save” terrorist hunger strikers from their own hunger strike

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 1:00pm 4/18/2017 at 1:00pm
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Marwan Barghouti, mastermind of much of the violence of the Second Intifada, got away relatively easy.

He “only” was sentenced to 5 life sentences for murder, plus 40 years for running a terrorist organization. He was charged with much more, but in his public civilian court trial, the Israeli judge only found...

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NY Times gives Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti platform to announce hunger strike

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Posted by    Monday, April 17, 2017 at 8:45am 4/17/2017 at 8:45am
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Marwan Barghouti is a terrorist, convicted of killing five Israeli civilians during the Second Intifada, and organizing much of the terror campaign through his control of the Tanzim group in the West Bank.

Prof. Miriam Elman previously wrote a detailed profile of Barghouti, his terrorist past and political future, Terrorist Serving Multiple Life...

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Top 11 Reasons The NY Times Will Not Hire Me

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Posted by    Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 10:15pm 4/16/2017 at 10:15pm

The NY Times is on a hiring spree for its Op-Ed pages, purporting to get more diversity of opinion.

As Byron York puts it:

Seeking diversity, NYT editorial page wants anti-Trump opinion from left, right, and center.

Don’t expect the NY Times to hire me. Why?

I explained in 20...

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The thin line separating Wellesley Editorial And Berkeley Street Fighting

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Posted by    Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 8:10pm 4/16/2017 at 8:10pm

The student editors at the Wellesley College (Hillary’s alma mater) student newspaper wrote an editorial recently that rightly is getting much criticism and mockery.

The Editorial is titled Free Speech is Not Violated At Wellesley.  The argument is that shutting down what the editors call “hate speech” is not a violation of...

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Family of Palestinian terror victim: “Hannah was the most caring, sensitive and compassionate daughter”

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Posted by    Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 10:30am 4/16/2017 at 10:30am

Last Friday we reported on the stabbing death of Hannah Bladon, Palestinian terrorist stabs British student to death on Jerusalem Light Rail:

That stabbing took pl...

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Palestinian terrorist stabs British student to death on Jerusalem Light Rail

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Posted by    Friday, April 14, 2017 at 2:30pm 4/14/2017 at 2:30pm
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A favorite chant of anti-Israel students on U.S. campuses is “Long Live the Intifada.”

The First and Second Intifadas were marked by extreme violence directed at Israelis, with suicide bombings being the hallmark of the Second Intifada.

It was the suicide bombing campaign starting in 2001 during the Second Intifada, masterminded by the...

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Cherokee scandal likely scared Elizabeth Warren away from running for president in 2016

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Posted by    Friday, April 14, 2017 at 7:00am 4/14/2017 at 7:00am
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It has been a mystery as to why Elizabeth Warren never ran for president in 2016.

As I wrote many times, and early on, I believe Warren would have crushed Hillary. Like a sour grape.

The decision not to run also stood in contrast to Warren’s tough gal act on Twitter and on the...

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Can’t make this up: Soon-to-be-deported convicted terrorist Rasmea Odeh protests United Airlines

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Posted by    Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 10:00pm 4/13/2017 at 10:00pm
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Rasmea Odeh was convicted of a 1969 bombing of a supermarket in Jerusalem that killed two Hebrew University students, Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner. She also was convicted in the attempted bombing of the British Consulate.

Contrary to what her supporters say, there’s overwhelming evidence of her participation in both bombings, including...

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US charges two Palestinians for 2010 murder of American tourist Kristine Luken

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Posted by    Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 8:40pm 4/13/2017 at 8:40pm

Almost one year ago to the day, we told the story of the 2010 stabbing attack on former British (and now Israeli) woman Kay Wilson, who was severely injured, Britain outraged by Palestinian payments to terrorists “who left this British woman for dead”.

While Wilson survived, though severely injured, her hiking companion that...

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Reports: Hezbollah killed its own second in command, Mustafa Badreddine

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 6:10pm 4/11/2017 at 6:10pm
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On May 13, 2016, we reported on the death of Mustafa Badreddine at an airport in Syria, Another top Hezbollah commander killed – but who dunnit?

There have been a series of assinations of top Hezbollah commanders in the recent past, including Imad Mughniyeh (mastermind of almost all attacks on Israel and the...

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Palestinian activist Bassem Tamimi barred from Australia, just like in U.S.

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Posted by    Monday, April 10, 2017 at 7:20pm 4/10/2017 at 7:20pm

Bassem Tamimi is a Palestinian activist  best known for using children, including his own, to confront Israeli soldiers in the hope of creating viral video and photo images.

Tamimi has been quite successful at this, and many of the images resulting from these provocations have become international hits. This video of his...

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Passover 2017 is no different: “in every generation they rise against us to destroy us”

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Posted by    Monday, April 10, 2017 at 5:30pm 4/10/2017 at 5:30pm
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Last night anti-Israel groups, led by Students for Justice in Palestine and “Jewish Voice for Peace,” took advantage of the Passover Holiday when many Jewish students already had left for home for the Passover Seders, to bring to the Tufts University student Senate a resolution to divest from certain companies doing business...

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