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jurist , university professor

Francis Geoffrey Jacobs, lawyer, educator. Bar: Middle Temple, 1964, Queen's Counsel, 1984, Bencher, 1990. Commander Ordre de Mérite. Member United Kingdom Association European Law (honorary secretary 1974-1981, vice president since 1981).

Background

JACOBS, Francis was born on June 8, 1939 in Cliftonville. Son of the late Cecil Sigismund Jacobs and of Louise (nee Fisehhof) Jacobs.

Education

He was educated at the City of London School, Christ Church, Oxford, where he read Mods and Greats, and Nuffield College, Oxford.

Career

Lecturer jurisprudence University Glasgow, 1963-1965. Lecturer law London School of Economics, 1965-1969. Secretariat European Commission Human Rights and Legal Directorate Council Europe, Strasbourg, France, 1969-1972.

Legal secretary Court Justice European Communities, Luxembourg, 1972-1974, advocate general, since 1988. Professor European law University London, 1974-1988. Director Center European Law King's College, London, 1981-1988, visiting professor, since 1989.

United Kingdom delegate conference supreme administrative courts European Economic Community, 1984-1988. Part-time practice, 1974-1988. Member Administration Tribunal, International Institute for Unification Private Law, Rome.

Cooley lecturer University Michigan, 1983, Bishop lecturer, 1989. Governor British Institute Human Rights, since 1985.

Achievements

  • Bar: Middle Temple, 1964, Queen's Counsel, 1984, Bencher, 1990.

Works

Membership

Member United Kingdom Association European Law (honorary secretary 1974-1981, vice president since 1981).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Books, music, nature, travel.

Connections

Married Ruth Freeman, 1964. 1 child; married Susan Felicity Gordon, 1975. 4 children.

father:
Cecil Sigismund Jacobs

mother:
Louise (Fischhof) Jacobs

spouse:
Susan Felicity Gordon

spouse:
Ruth Freeman