Professor at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law. She is also an elected expert member of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
A former Associate Dean (Research & Graduate Studies). Professor Jacobs teaches, researches and writes in the areas of persons with disabilities and the law, administrative law, administrative justice and human rights.
Professor Jacobs completed a study on Access to Post Secondary Education in Canada for Students with Disabilities and was the general editor of a special issue on Inclusive Post-Secondary Education for Persons with Disabilities published in the International Journal of Discrimination and the Law in 2023. She is the lead author and general editor of the first textbook in Canada on law and disability, which was published in 2021. She has published and presented widely in her fields, both in Canada and internationally.
Professor Jacobs founded and directs The Law, Disability & Social Change Project, a research centre at Windsor Law that works to foster and develop inclusive communities. She is also Co-Director of the Disability Rights Working Group at Berkeley Law’s Center for Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law.
Dr. Jacobs is the recipient of several awards for her research, scholarship and community engagement. These include the Canadian Bar Association Touchstone Award, the Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT) Academic Excellence Award, the Research Excellence Award (Established Researcher Category, University of Windsor), and the DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN) Hummingbird Award.