The Stetson Law community mourns the passing of alumnus Richard O. “Dick” Jacobs ’67, a champion of the College of Law – and the legal profession itself – whose legacy will not be forgotten.

Driven to succeed and inspire others in his work, Jacobs was generous with his time and support of initiatives that proved transformative at Stetson Law. As a Stetson Law Board of Overseers member, he helped with the land-planning process for the Dolly & Homer Hand Law Library.

“Dick was truly exceptional. He cared deeply about our country and the world that we are leaving for future generations,” said Law Professor Royal Gardner, who is co-director of the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy. “His drive, enthusiasm, and energy to fight for democracy and the environment – into his nineties – was inspiring.”

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