Incoming Faculty Profile: Jacob Eisler

Press Date
June 30, 2023
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Jacob Eisler is joining FSU Law as the James Edmund and Margaret Elizabeth Hennessey Corry professor. He teaches and researches in the areas of constitutional and election law, with a focus on democratic process, theories of just representation, and anti-corruption. Professor Eisler is the author of “The Law of Freedom: The Supreme Court and Democracy” (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2023) and co-editor of “Data-Driven Personalisation in Markets, Politics and Law” (Cambridge University Press, 2021). He has also authored numerous scholarly articles, which have been published in journals including the University of Illinois Law Review, the Emory Law Journal, and the UC Davis Law Review, and he has published several book chapters in edited volumes. Professor Eisler comes to FSU Law from Southampton Law School in Southampton, United Kingdom, where he has served as an associate professor of public law since 2018. His teaching at Southampton was widely commended, most recently with the student-nominated Most Engaging Lecturer Award in 2022. Professor Eisler has also been actively engaged in democratic process reform. His evidentiary submissions to U.K. parliamentary committees have been noted in official reports, and his scholarly writing has been cited in briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court. Prior to joining Southampton, Professor Eisler was a college lecturer and Yates Glazebrook fellow in law at Jesus College at the University of Cambridge. He holds a Ph.D. in political science and a J.D. from Harvard University. He earned an M.Phil. in political thought and intellectual history from Emmanuel College at the University of Cambridge and a bachelor's degree in political science and English from Williams College. Before teaching, Professor Eisler practiced law at Allen & Overy LLP and Herbert Smith LLP in London, and clerked for the Honorable Judge Gerard E. Lynch, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City.

“I’m excited and honored to join a school with the tremendous legacy of world-leading research and education like Florida State University College of Law. With my research interest in democratic process and fair representation, being in Tallahassee is an especially appealing opportunity. I’ve spent my career working on theories of elections–I’m looking forward to bringing
them to life inside and outside the classroom at FSU!”


Published on June 30, 2023