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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.

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. He also studied in the Soviet Union during the cold war, earning an Advanced Certificate in Russian Language.  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 civil litigation and arbitration practice in Providence, Rhode Island.

Professor Jacobson also is the founder and publisher of two popular websites, Legal Insurrection and College Insurrection, which receive over 1 million page views per month.  Legal Insurrection has covered the Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement for years.  Legal Insurrection is at the forefront of opposing the academic boycott of Israel, and has been cited at major publications such as The Jerusalem Post, The Times of Israel, Fox News, Forbes, National Review,  Inside Higher Ed, Commentary Magazine, and throughout the blogosphere.  Legal Insurrection maintains the definitive list of rejections of the academic boycott by over 200 University Presidents, and has filed a challenge to the American Studies Association tax exempt status.

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

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Igor Khokhlov at or (607) 274-3323. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

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