Ithaca College Will Host Talk on Israel and Academic Freedom

ITHACA, NY — Ithaca College will host a talk by William A. Jacobson, a clinical professor of law and director of the Securities Law Clinic at the Cornell University Law School, on “The Case for Israel and Academic Freedom.” His presentation, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m. in Clark Lounge, Egbert Hall.

Jacobson is the founder and publisher of two popular websites, Legal Insurrection and College Insurrection. Legal Insurrection is at the forefront of opposing the academic boycott of Israel and has filed a challenge to the tax exempt status of the American Studies Association, which voted in December to endorse a resolution supporting an academic and cultural boycott of Israel.

Prior to joining the Cornell law faculty in 2007, Jacobson had a highly successful civil litigation and arbitration practice, concentrating in investment, employment and business disputes in the securities industry. He is quoted frequently in national media on issues related to investment fraud and investor protection. He earned his law degree from Harvard Law School, where he served as senior editor of the Harvard International Law Journal and director of litigation for the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project.

Jacobson’s talk is sponsored by the Jewish studies program and Hillel at Ithaca College. For more information, contact Hillel director Igor Khokhlov at

Originally published in IC News: Ithaca College Will Host Talk on Israel and Academic Freedom.

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