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Joseph M. Jacob graduated from University College London and was called to the Bar. He read his pupillage with Lord Slynn of Hadley.
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Joseph M. Jacob graduated from University College London and was called to the Bar. He studied under Lord Slynn of Hadley.
After graduation, Joseph M. Jacob was called to the Gray's Inn Bar. There he won the Holt and Atkin Scholarships and the Lee Essay Prize in 1967. He taught at the College of Law from 1967 until 1970. Jacob has been at the London School of Economics and Political Science since then, being appointed Reader in 2002. He edited the leading text on hospital and medical law as well as providing a theoretical overview in his book Doctors and Rules: A Sociology of Professional Values, 1988, and the second edition in 1999. He has completed a new history of the constitution, The Republican Crown: Lawyers and the Making of the State in the Twentieth Century, 1996. Jacob has written numerous articles on medical law and on public law. His work has been cited in the House of Lords and other work led to the passage of parts of the modern law relating to mental disorder. He also published a book, Civil Litigation, Practice and Procedure in a Shifting Culture.
From 1971 to 1974 Jacob was a member of Camden Borough Council and was a Parliamentary candidate in 1979.
Joseph M. Jacob married a writer named Miriam on August 23, 1972. They have two children: Emily and Nick.
Contemporary Authors, Vol. 166
This volume of Contemporary Authors contains biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers.
1967 - 1970
1970 - 2002
2002 - present