Rt Hon. Sir Francis Jacobs KCMG, QC
 
Education: Christ Church, Oxford; Nuffield College, Oxford.  MA, D.Phil. Oxford.
Professor of Law, King’s College London since 2006; Jean Monnet Professor; President, Centre of European Law and President, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. Formerly:  Professor of European Law, University of London (King’s College) 1974-88.
Advocate General, European Court of Justice, 1988-2006.
Barrister, Middle Temple; Queen’s Counsel 1984; Bencher 1990; Reader 2009.
 
Other appointments:
First President, European law Institute, 2011-13; member of Senate, 2013-
President, Missing Children Europe, 2007-13; Patron, 2013-
President, UNIDROIT Administrative Tribunal.
Governor, British Institute of Human Rights.
Trustee, British Institute of International and Comparative Law.
Patron, United Kingdom Environmental Law Association.
Former President, United Kingdom Association for European Law.
Former Chairman, European Maritime Law Organisation.
 
Publications:
Author of several books on European law, including:
 The Court of Justice of the European Communities (5th edition by Brown and
Kennedy, Sweet & Maxwell 2000)
 The European Convention on Human Rights (6th edition by Rainey, Wicks and Ovey, Oxford University Press 2014)
 The Sovereignty of Law: the European Way  (Hamlyn lectures 2006) (Cambridge University Press 2007)
General Editor, The Oxford EU Law Library (Oxford University Press) 1986-2010
Founding Editor, Yearbook of European Law (Oxford University Press).