Sir Francis Jacobs – European Law

Sir Francis Jacobs – A Portrait

Sir Francis Jacobs (King’s College London) served as Advocate General at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg from 1988 to 2006. He has made significant academic and judicial contributions to European Union Law and European Human Rights Law. He is a great supporter of younger scholars and his inspirational and visionary approach has inspired many to take up and carry forward his work.

This is one of ten portraits we created for the University of Groningen on the occasion of its 400th anniversary. Each of the portrayed men and women was awarded an honorary doctorate. These videos express the personality and passion of these leading international professors in diverse fields of research.

Honorary Doctorates


University of Groningen


Director I: Jesper Buijvoets
Director II: Caspar de Zeeuw
D.O.P. I: Walker Pachler
D.O.P. II: Jesper Buijvoets
Interviewer: Nyckle Swierstra
Sound: Caspar de Zeeuw
Producer I: Nyckle Swierstra
Producer II: Caspar de Zeeuw
Editor: Jesper Buijvoets
Mixing & mastering: Kudo Studio


June 10, 2014

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