Adjunct Professor of Law
J.D., St. Thomas University School of Law, cum laude
M.L.I.S., University of South Florida, magna cum laude
Jacob Hurst is a law librarian and Assistant Director for Public Services at the STU Law Library. Jacob oversees the library’s reference and circulation departments, provides research support to the students and faculty of St. Thomas University School of Law, and serves as the Law School’s webmaster. Jacob is an Adjunct Professor of Law teaching primarily in the areas of legal research and writing, and serves as an adjunct faculty member teaching Advanced Legal Research at Florida International University School of Law.
Jacob joined the STU Law Library in 2011. Jacob obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Utah, graduated cum laude from St. Thomas University School of Law, and received a M.L.I.S. degree from the University of South Florida, graduating magna cum laude. While a law student at St. Thomas, Jacob was an editor of the St. Thomas Law Review, member of the student government, and had the honor of serving the Honorable Judge Adalberto Jordan as an intern at the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida and the Honorable Justice James E.C. Perry as an intern at the Florida Supreme Court. Prior to attending law school, he was employed in the banking industry in his native Utah and was active in several civic and professional organizations including the Rotary, and participated in many political campaigns and organizations, focusing largely on environmental issues supporting Jacob’s love of the rural areas and National Parks in his native Utah and the American west.