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. He also practiced corporate and business litigation in Wilmington, Del.
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 Columbia Law School. 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. He has served as Morrison & Foerster Lecturer at Stanford Law School; Regent's Lecturer in Residence at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law; and Distinguished Jurist Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
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.
He has also authored and co-authored numerous law review articles addressing various aspects of corporation law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance.
Jacobs received a J.D. from Harvard University in 1967 and a B.A. from the University of Chicago in 1964.