Bruce Jacob receives Champion of Indigent Defense Award from nation’s criminal defense bar

Bruce Jacob, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law at Stetson University College of Law, was presented with the Champion of Indigent Defense Award by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at its 56th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Calif. Jacob was formally presented with the award on Saturday at the Association’s board meeting. The Champion of Indigent Defense Award recognizes an individual for… » Read more


The Road after Gideon: Stetson’s Bruce Jacob fights for the rights of the indigent

As a young lawyer in his 20s working for the Florida attorney general in Tallahassee 50 years ago, a Stetson University College of Law graduate named Bruce Jacob was assigned to represent the respondent in a Supreme Court case that made history. Bruce Jacob, professor and dean emeritus at Stetson. The Court’s landmark decision on March 18, 1963, regarding the right to a fair trial… » Read more