Loren Jacobson is an Associate Professor of Law, who teaches Health Care Law, Constitutional Law, Civil Rights Law, and other courses. Professor Jacobson received her undergraduate degree from Yale University, magna cum laude, and a Masters degree from Cambridge University in England. She then earned her J.D. at Columbia Law School, where she was a James Kent Scholar. She served as an Articles Editor on the Columbia Law Review and was a Charles Evans Hughes Fellow in Columbia’s Human Rights Internship Program.
After graduation, Professor Jacobson clerked for the Honorable Alvin K. Hellerstein, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, and then for the Honorable Wilfred Feinberg, United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit. In 2004, she joined the law firm of Waters & Kraus LLP in Dallas, where she practiced for 12 years. At Waters & Kraus, her practice focused on toxic tort, personal injury, and qui tam and False Claims Act cases.
Professor Jacobson has moderated or served on numerous panels at Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund annual conferences, the ABA’s National Institute on Health Care Fraud, the ABA’s National Institute on the Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement, the Inter-American Bar Association, and American Association for Justice conventions. More recently, she has served as a speaker at the American Constitution Society’s Dallas-Ft. Worth Lawyers’ Chapter events and the Texas Bar CLE Bill of Rights course. She also regularly guest lectures at UT Southwestern’s Physicians & Society course for fourth-year medical students. Professor Jacobson’s scholarly writing has focused on the First Amendment’s commercial speech protections, reproductive rights, and the non-delegation doctrine. Her article, The First Amendment and the Female Listener was published in the New Mexico Law Review in January 2021. Professor Jacobson is a past board member of the Anti-Defamation League for the North Texas Region and the Ann & Nate Levine Academy, and is a current Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas Community Board member.