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About Michelle S Jacobs

J.D., Rutgers University A.B., Princeton University (cum laude)
Teaching and Scholarship:
Criminal Law, Critical Race Theory, Women Defendants in the Criminal Justice System
Professional Activities:
University of Florida: Joined Law faculty as Assistant Professor in 1993. Named Associate Professor of Law (1996), Professor (1998); UF Association of Black Faculty and Staff (president), 1994-96.
Additional Academic: Visiting Professor, Howard University Law School, Washington, D.C. (1999-2002); Visiting Associate Professor, Columbia University Law School, New York (1996); Adjunct Professor, CUNY College of Law, New York (1993); Staff Attorney, Urban Legal Clinic, Rutgers University, New Jersey (1990-93).
Legal Practice: McGee & Jacobs (NY, 1985-90); Fair Housing Council of Northern New Jersey, Inc. (1983-85); Municipal Employees Legal Services (NY, 1982-83).
Professional Affiliations: New York State Bar, New Jersey State Bar, American Bar Association, Clinicians of Color (Founding Member), Association of American Law Schools (Clinical Section).
Media Involvement:
"Trayvon Martin's killing is now a murder case" (Ongoing Coverage, USA Today)
“No Grand Jury in Trayvon Case”(April 9, 2012, Annenberg TV News)
“No grand jury for Trayvon Martin case”(April 10, 2012, WUFT)
"George Zimmerman charged in Trayvon Martin death" (April 11, 2012, Green Bay Press Gazette)
Trayvon Martin Case: George Zimmerman Charged With Second-Degree Murder(April 11, 2012, Time Magazine News Feed)
George Zimmerman charged in Trayvon Martin case(April 11, 2012, USA Today)
Zimmerman charged with 2nd-degree murder for killing Trayvon (April 11, 2012, USA Today ON DEADLINE)
“Students react to the death of Trayvon Martin” (March 22, 2012, The Alligator)
“Inside the Trayvon Martin Tragedy” (March 28, 2012, Legal Talk Network) - Michelle Jacobs, Professor of Law & Kenneth Nunn, Professor of Law
“Trayvon Martin: A Case For The Books” (March 29, 2012, GTN News) - Coverage of the Trayvon Martin Panel


Present Assistant Director, Criminal Justice Center, University of Florida Levin College of Law
Present Professor, University of Florida Levin College of Law


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Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Box # Gainesville, FL 32611