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Professor Sir Francis Jacobs
Professor Sir Francis Jacobs.

Professor Sir Francis Jacobs

  • Academics

Professor of Law and Jean Monnet Professor

President, Centre of European Law.

Research subject areas

  • Law

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Sir Francis Jacobs is Professor of Law and a Jean Monnet Professor. He was formerly a Professor at the College of Europe, Bruge; Advocate General at Court of Justice of the European Communities (1988-2006); and Professor of European Law and Director of the Centre of European Law at King’s College London until 1988.

Research interests

Sir Francis Jacobs's research interests include European Community law; international law; and European Convention on Human Rights.

Selected Publications

  • Criminal Responsibility (Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1971)
  • The European Convention on Human Rights (Oxford University Press, 4th edition by Ovey and White 2006)
  • The Court of Justice of the European Communities (with L. Neville Brown; Sweet & Maxwell, 5th edition by Brown and Kennedy 2000)
  • The Sovereignty of Law: the European Way (Cambridge University Press 2007)
  • General editor, Oxford EU Law Library (Oxford University Press)
  • Founding editor, Yearbook of European Law (Oxford University Press)