Alexander M. Bickel
Distinguished Professor
of Communications Law
Hofstra School of Law
121 Hofsra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-1210
Phone: 516-463-5887
Fax: 516-463-4900

B.A. St. John's College, Annapolis, MD
J.D. University of California, Berkeley
Ph. D Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research

Professor Jacob clerked for Justice William O. Douglas of the U.S. Supreme Court. His career has included 14 years of law practice, primarily real estate law; teaching at U.C.L.A. and Hofstra; and service as lawyer and administrator in major state and Federal programs. Professor Jacob began practice with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles and was a partner in the firm of Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson from 1972 to 1981. He served with the U.S. Office of Foreign Direct Investment, the Federal Water Pollution Control Administration and the California Department of Water Resources. Professor Jacob has had a continuing interest in philosophy and, since completing his Ph.D. dissertation in the significance of ancient rhetoric, he has continued to publish articles on rhetoric and theories of communication in both legal and non-legal journals. Professor Jacob has taught at Hofstra since 1979 and teaches Constitutional Law, The Media and the First Amendment, The First Amendment, Property, Wills Trusts & Estates, Real Estate, Jurisprudence, Classics in Law and Rhetoric.

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Personal and Professional
Communication & Communications Law
Property & Wealth
The Constitution and its Law
Reading Plato and Aristotle
Hon. Phyllis Gangel-Jacob, JSC