History from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, his JD from Harvard Law School, and his PhD in Political Science from Harvard University. He is an associate professor (reader) at the University of Southampton Law School, where he teaches public law as well as tort and contract law. Prior to joining Southampton in 2018, he was a College Lecturer and Fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge. Prior to joining Jesus College in the fall of 2015, Jacob spent three years practicing transactional corporate law, primarily capital markets, for two leading international English law firms. He also clerked for the Honorable Gerard E. Lynch on the federal Second Circuit Court of Appeals from 2013-2014.
Jacob’s research interests include; election law, law of corruption, constitutional law, political and democratic theory, law and technology, and tort law. He has published extensively in both US and UK law journals (available via SSRN). He is currently revising a manuscript on American election law, The Law of Freedom: Elections before the Supreme Court (under contract with Cambridge University Press), and is co-editor (with Uta Kohl) of Data-Driven Personalisation and the Law (forthcoming Cambridge University Press, 2021).