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College Contact Details

Room: 13 Chapel Court #2

Tel: 01223 339462

BA (English and Political Science), Williams College; (Political Thought and Intellectual History), Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge; JD, Harvard Law School; PhD, Harvard University (Political Science)
College Lecturer and Yates Glazebrook Fellow in Law (Jesus College)


Election law; law of corruption; constitutional law; political and democratic theory; tort law; contract law; commercial and securities law; Plato; Hobbes

CV / Biography

Jacob Eisler received his BA from Williams College, his MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, his JD from Harvard Law School, and his PhD in Political Science from Harvard University. At Harvard he supervised in the Government and Social Studies departments. At Jesus College he supervises in tort, contract, and jurisprudence.

Prior to joining Jesus College in the fall of 2015, Jacob spent three years practicing transactional corporate law, primarily capital markets, for two leading international English law firms. He also clerked for the Honorable Gerard E. Lynch on the federal Second Circuit Court of Appeals from 2013-2014.




"Partisan Gerrymandering and the Illusion of Unfairness" 67 Cath. L. Rev. #2 (2018)

67 Cath. L. Rev. #2 (2018)
Jun 2017

"McDonnell and Anti-Corruption's Last Stand" 50 UC Davis L. Rev. 1619

50 UC Davis L. Rev. 1619
Apr 2017

"The Deep Patterns of Campaign Finance Law" 49 Conn. L. Rev. 55

49 Conn. L. Rev. 55
Nov 2016

"The Unspoken Institutional Battle over Anti-Corruption: Citizens United, Honest Services, and the Legislative-Judicial Divide" 9 First Amend. L. Rev. 363

9 First Amend. L. Rev. 363
Jan 2011

Case Notes

One Step Forward and Two Steps Back in Product Liability: The Search for Clarity in the Identification of Defects [2017] 76 CLJ 233

Jul 2017

Conference Papers

"Property, Unity, and the Threat of the Private: Wealth and Corruption in Plato’s Politics" (Princeton Graduate Conference in Political Theory)

Apr 2011
Princeton Graduate Conference in Political Theory