Jack B. Jacobs
Before his appointment as a Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court in 2003, Jack B. Jacobs served as Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery since October 1985, after having practiced corporate and business litigation in Wilmington, Delaware since 1968. Justice Jacobs holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago (B.A., 1964, Phi Beta Kappa) and a law degree from Harvard University (LLB., 1967).
In addition to his judicial activities, Justice Jacobs serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law, at the Widener University School of Law, and at the Columbia University School of Law (beginning 2009). Justice Jacobs is a member of the American Law Institute, where he serves as an Advisor to its Restatement (Third) of Restitution. He is also a member of the Delaware and American Bar Associations (where he served on the Committee on Corporate Laws of the ABA Business Law Section) and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
Justice Jacobs has participated in academic symposia and continuing legal education programs related to corporate and securities law sponsored by various law schools and Continuing Legal Education organizations, and has guest lectured at several American and foreign law schools. Justice Jacobs has served as Morrison & Foerster Lecturer at Stanford Law School (February 2008); Regent's Lecturer in Residence at the UCLA School of Law (January 2005); Distinguished Jurist Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School (March 2002); and as an invited guest speaker in various conferences, including those sponsored by the Asian Corporate Governance Association (Hong Kong, October 2003); the Korea Development Institute (Seoul, Korea, November 2004); the University of Tokyo (Japan, November 2005); the OECD (Stockholm, Sweden, March 2006); the Ministry of Economic Affairs (Amsterdam, Netherlands, April 2006); and the Australian Law Council (Sydney Australia, April 2008). He also serves as a member of the Board of Advisors of the Columbia Law School Center on Corporate Governance, and the Center for Corporate, Securities and Financial Law of Fordham Law School. Justice Jacobs has also authored (and co-authored) numerous law review articles addressing various aspects of corporation law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance.