The Bruce R. Jacob Criminal Appellate Inn promotes professionalism and civility among the lawyers who practice criminal appellate law in Florida's Second District Court of Appeal. This unique inn has student members from the Stetson University College of Law as well as the University of Tampa. Its masters and barristers are assistant public defenders, assistant attorneys general, staff attorneys and judges of the Second District, as well as professors from Stetson.
The Inn is named for Bruce R. Jacob, who as a young assistant attorney general, argued Gideon v. Wainwright in the U.S. Supreme Court in 1963. He went on to become a prominent professor of law and dean of the Stetson Law School. He remains an active member of the inn and continues to lead a pupilage group.