Jacobs is known for her thought leadership on Indigenous issues
Beverly Jacobs has been announced as the next associate dean (academic) of the University of Windsor Faculty of Law.
Jacobs is an associate professor at the law school. Dubbed as a champion for Indigenous rights, she is known for her research, writings and speaking engagements on various issues facing Indigenous communities, both locally and internationally. Her research work includes Indigenous legal orders, Indigenous research methodologies and Indigenous wholistic wealth.
A member of the Mohawk Nation of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy, Bear Clan, Jacobs has established a part-time legal practice at Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, her home community. She has also served as president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada.
In 2018, Jacobs was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada. She also received the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case, the Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law from the Governments of France and Germany, the Esquao Award from the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women and the Canadian Voice of Women of Peace Award from the Canadian Department of Peace Initiative and Civilian Peace Service Canada.
Jacobs holds an LLB from the University of Windsor, an LLM from the University of Saskatchewan and a PhD from the University of Calgary.