Kevan Jacobson

Assistant Professor, Southern Utah University

Colonel (Retired) Kevan Jacobson served more than 30 years as a lawyer in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He is a recognized expert in criminal law with extensive experience as a prosecuting attorney, supervisory defense counsel, and criminal justice administrator.

Jacobson served around the world at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels during his long military career; practicing across an extremely broad and diverse spectrum of federal, military, and international law. He was repeatedly assigned to lead many of the Army’s largest and most complex legal operations, often involving the supervision of hundreds of attorneys and other legal professionals.

At Southern Utah University, Jacobson teaches substantive and procedural criminal law as well as national security and American government. Previously, he taught criminal law at the Army Judge Advocate General’s School where he served as associate dean. He also administered its congressionally chartered American Bar Association accredited master of law program.

Jacobson earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Utah State University followed by a law degree from Brigham Young University. At the Army Judge Advocate General’s School, he earned a master of law degree, and at U.S. Army War College, he earned a master’s degree in strategic studies. A licensed attorney, he has been a member of the Utah State Bar since 1984.

Location: Cedar City, UT, United State