Meet our Alumni: Najah Jacobs

Najah Jacobs ’15 holds a bachelors in Law & Society, with a minor in Psychology. Najah is currently a professor in Jefferson’s Law & Society program.

Where are you from originally?

Philadelphia. Born and raised.

What was the best part of your time at Jefferson?

It was being part of the law and society program, which helped me prepare for law school. Also, being on the women’s basketball team.

What has having a Jefferson degree done for you/how has it prepared you for your career?

Having a Jefferson (then Philadelphia University) degree has prepared me tremendously for my professional career. The Law and Society program was rigorous. The curriculum was on par with law school classes. As a result, when I started law school, I was prepared and ahead of the curve.

What are you doing now?

I am an Antitrust and Mass Torts Lawyer at Berger Montague PC.

What’s something people would be surprised to find out about you?

That I am very funny and I love teaching. 

What’s one piece of advice you’d give to our current students?

Always remember the 5Ps. Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance. Preparation is key for everything you do in life and there is no substitute. I learned this while playing basketball under Jefferson's Women's Basketball Coach, Tom Shirley, who played a huge part in my development as leader and professional.