William A. Jacobson

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William A. Jacobson is an American lawyer, professor, and conservative blogger.

Jacobson is a 1981 graduate of Hamilton College and a 1984 graduate of Harvard Law School. He is Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Securities Law Clinic at Cornell Law School. Prior to joining the faculty, Jacobson was a litigator in Providence, Rhode Island.[citation needed]

Jacobson has "a national reputation as a leading practitioner in securities arbitration."[1] His cases have been covered by The Wall Street Journal,[2] The Boston Globe,[3] The Providence Journal,[4] TheStreet.com,[5] RegisteredRep.com,[6] and Investment News.[7]

Jacobson is also a conservative pundit. He has provided commentary on legal and political issues in The Wall Street Journal,[8] The Washington Post,[9] Fox News,[10] CBS Evening News,[11] The Washington Times,[12] The Providence Journal[13] and Newsday, among others.[14] He is also a contributor to Politicos "Arena".[15]

Legal Insurrection[edit]

Jacobson is author of the conservative law blog, Legal Insurrection.[16][17] As of January 2011, Legal Insurrection was ranked number 24 in politics and number 67 overall by Technorati[18] and number 7 for top legal blogs by Avvo.[19]

Jacobson's writing on Legal Insurrection has been referenced by The Atlantic Wire,[20] The National Review,[21] The Hill,[22] New York Magazine's "Daily Intel",[23] The Christian Science Monitor,[24] The Boston Herald,[25] Rush Limbaugh,[26] The New York Times,[27] Gothamist,[28] CBS News,[29] The Wall Street Journal,[30] Investor's Business Daily,[31] The Washington Times,[32] AOL News,[33] The Week,[34] and others.


  1. ^ Instructional and Web Services, Cornell Information Technologies. "William_Jacobson, Banking and Financial Institutions". cornell.edu. 
  2. ^ Randall Smith Staff Reporter of The Wall Street Journal (September 14, 1999). "Former Salomon Manager Wins $1.9 Million in Arbitration Case". WSJ.  line feed character in |title= at position 28 (help)
  3. ^ "Galvin alleges Oppenheimer was lax in preventing fraud," The Boston Globe, August 3, 2006
  4. ^ "Broker accused of victimizing Mass. couple" The Providence Journal, August 3, 2006
  5. ^ "Oppenheimer Has Heart of Stone, Ethics of Putty" TheStreet.com, July 10, 2007
  6. ^ "Citigroup Wins Long, Strange CAP Battle" RegisteredRep.com, October 4, 2006
  7. ^ "No shot at third strike for former Smith Barney rep". investmentnews.com. 
  8. ^ "SEC OKs Changes to Motion-To-Dismiss Rule" The Wall Street Journal, January 8, 2009
  9. ^ "Gay-Marriage Issue Awaits Court Pick" The Washington Post, May 17, 2009
  10. ^ "Obama's Agenda Stands to Lose as Furor Over Bush Years Intensifies" Fox News Online, July 13, 2009
  11. ^ "Finding Souter's Replacement" CBS Evening News, May 17, 2009
  12. ^ "Inside Politics" The Washington Times May 14, 2009
  13. ^ "Candidate claims political interference" The Providence Journal, September 21, 2004
  14. ^ "Big Brown co-owner linked to mid-'90s securities scandal" Newsday May 29, 2008
  15. ^ Contributor profile, The Arena
  16. ^ "Blogger: User Profile: William A. Jacobson". blogger.com. 
  17. ^ LI About, Retrieved 2015-03-29
  18. ^ Technorati page for Legal Insurrection, January 26, 2010
  19. ^ Avvo – Top Legal Blogs, January 26, 2010
  20. ^ "Evaluating Palin's Response to the Giffords Shooting," The Atlantic Wire, January 11, 2011
  21. ^ "Suspicions That Joe Is Yearning for Sarah to Punch Back," The National Review, December 1, 2010
  22. ^ "Kerry blames out-of-touch voters for Democrats' midterm image troubles," The Hill, September 25, 2010
  23. ^ "The Supreme Court Doesn’t Sout Him Anymore," New York Magazine's Daily Intel, May 1, 2009
  24. ^ "Even after 911 tape released in Gates case, questions linger," Christian Science Monitor
  25. ^ "Sarah Palin circles around ol’ Mitt Romney," The Boston Herald, November 30, 2010
  26. ^ "Obama Wages War on Wall Street, Travels to New York to Finish It Off," Rush Limbaugh, April 21, 2010
  27. ^ "BlogTalk: Friends With (Corporate) Benefits," The New York Times – The Caucus, April 21, 2010
  28. ^ "Debate Over Gawker's "Fair Use" Of Palin Book Excerpts," Gothamist, November 22, 2010
  29. ^ "Jones and the Jews: You Must be Kidding," CBS News, April 26, 2010
  30. ^ "Obama’s Authoritarian Style," The Wall Street Journal, August 10, 2009
  31. ^ "GOP Has A Shot In Mass. Senate Race; Win Could Block Health Care Overhaul," Investor's Business Daily January 5, 2010
  32. ^ "Inside Politics," The Washington Times, May 14, 2009
  33. ^ "Wide Range of Wall Street Reform Critics," AOL News, April 22, 2010
  34. ^ "Democrat candidate to Obama: 'Shove' your endorsement," The Week, October 25, 2010

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