Senior Professorial Lecturer
Department of Management
- The founding program director of the MS in Sustainability Management, Professor Jacobs teaches courses in sustainability and global corporate citizenship. He speaks frequently about those subjects to academic, business, and media audiences. He has appeared recently on BBC World News television and in the Washington Post, Financial Times, and Guardian. Professor Jacobs joined Kogod following a distinguished career in the federal government. As an award-winning Trial Attorney at the Justice Department, he was lead counsel in high-profile environmental and civil rights cases. As a Senior Negotiator and Office Director in the State Department's Economic, Energy, and Business Bureau, he led major initiatives to promote and protect American business interests abroad. While serving in the State Department's Office of the Legal Adviser, he won an award for his work in international arbitration. Professor Jacobs has taught at George Washington University, Middlebury College, and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, and has been a Visiting Scholar at UCLA. He began his professional career as a law clerk to a U.S. Court of Appeals judge.
DegreesB.A., Middlebury College; M.Phil., Cambridge University; J.D., Duke University School of Law.
- KSB - Management
- Kogod - 10
- Mondays, 1-2:30p.m. and by appointment
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Lecture, “The BP Oil Disaster in the Gulf: Root Causes and Legal Aftermath.” Desautels Business Conference on Sustainability, McGill University (2013)
Lecture, "The BP Oil Disaster in the Gulf: Legal Ramifications," Academy of Legal Studies in Business (2013)
Lecture, “Sustainability: Building the Business and Business School Role.” Academy of Legal Studies in Business (2012)
Lecture, “Building Sustainability Programs: A Collaborative Model.” Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (2012)
Lecture, "Sustainability Programs: The Business School Response to a Hot Issue" Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2011)
Lecture, "The BP Oil Disaster in the Gulf: Have We Learned or Only Failed?" Academy of Legal Studies in Business (2011)
Lecture, "Arbitration under the U.S. Model Bilateral Investment Treaty" British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London, England (2009)
Panelist, Ethics/Rule of Law Program Lecture, "Public Integrity Prosecutions in the Post-Watergate Generation" Kenya School of Law, Nairobi, Kenya (2006)
Lecture, "Hot Environmental Topics in the U.S." Presented to Government, business, and academic audiences in Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey (2005)
Lecture, "Cobell v. Norton, the Indian Land Trust case" Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs MPA program (2003)
US Department of State, Washington, DC
Senior Negotiator; Office Director; Bureau of Economics, Energy, and Business
Attorney-Adviser; Office of the Legal Adviser
US Department of Justice, Washington, DC
Trial Attorney; Environment and Natural Resources Division; Civil Rights Division
Lecture, "Legal Ramifications and Strategies in Major International Energy Sector Cases."
District of Columbia, Bar Membership
"The Role of the Federal Government in Defending Public Interest Litigation" 44 Santa Clara Law Review 1 (2003) (lead)
Kogod Now, Fall 2011. "Rio+20: The Role of Business at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development." View article
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