Gibson's Bakery v. Oberlin College: Campus Identity Politics on Trial

The James Wilson Institute hosted Prof. William Jacobson for a public lecture on campus identity politics, college administrators, and a family bakery caught in the crosshairs. Prof. Jacobson chronicled the ongoing legal battle Gibson's Bakery has fought against Oberlin College at Legal Insurrection, an influential website he founded and where publishes on topics concerning law and politics. In his lecture, Prof. Jacobson discussed the background to the case, the trial, the victory for Gibson's, and what the case portends for the future of identity politics on campuses across the country.

Prof. Jacobson is Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Securities Law Clinic at Cornell Law School. Prior to joining the Cornell Law faculty in 2007, Prof. Jacobson had a highly successful civil litigation and arbitration practice in Providence, Rhode Island, concentrating in investment, employment, and business disputes in the securities industry, including many high profile cases reported in leading newspapers and magazines. Prof. Jacobson also is the founder and publisher of Legal Insurrection, a popular politics and law website. He is frequently quoted in the media on political and legal topics, has authored many Op-Eds in major publications, and appears on television and radio to discuss politics and the law.



  • "Gibson's Bakery v. Oberlin College: Campus Identity Politics on Trial"

    Featuring Prof. William Jacobson of Cornell Law School and Legal Insurrection