Michelle S. Jacobs
Assistant Director, Criminal Justice Center
Box # Gainesville, FL 32611
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
- 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).
"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
Criminal Law Clinic (6 credits) - LAW 6942
- Participation as intern in conduct of actual criminal legal matters; supervised by member of a state attorney or public defender's office. Two of six credits graded, remaining four awarded on a Satisfactory (S), Unsatisfactory (U) basis. (Summer Clinic graded on an S/U basis only.) Prerequisites: Criminal Procedure: Police & Police Practices (LAW 6111), Criminal Procedure: Adversary Systems (LAW 6112), and Trial Advocacy (LAW 6361) or Trial Practice (LAW 6363). NOTE: Not available to students who have taken Civil Clinic (LAW 6940) or Mediation Clinic. Must have completed 48 semester hours. Enrollment by application prior to pre-registration.
- FEMINIST LEGAL THEORY: BEYOND ESSENTIALISM (co-editor, New York University Press) (2002)
Representative Law Reviews / Journals
- Full Legal Representation for the Poor: The Clash Between Lawyer Values and Client Worthiness, 44 Howard Law Journal 257 (2001)
- Coming Full Circle: The African American Struggle for Full Citizenship Under Color of Law, Transforming Anthropology (Vol 9, 2000)
- Prostitutes, Drug Users and Thieves: The Invisible Women in the Campaign to End Violence Against Women 8 Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review 459 (1999)
- Requiring Battered Women Die: Murder Liability for Mothers Under Failure to Protect Statutes, 88 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 579 (1998)
- People From the Footnotes: The Missing Element in Client Centered Counseling, 27 Golden Gate University Law Review 345 (1997).