Onimim E. Briggs-Jacks was a Senior Lecturer at the Nigerian Law School and a practicing attorney both in Nigeria and the State of New York U.S.A. and holds a Masters degree in law. A member of International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) she participates actively in many women and children rights activities. She has conducted several research works into gender-biased laws in Nigeria and has written extensively on several important Criminal law issues. A senior Lecturer at the Nigerian Law School and also an Ashoka Fellow. She has also attended several seminars organised on Local Government Administration and has on her own organised and facilitated a workshop for legal advisers of Local Governments. She has in the past worked pro bono as a volunteer in the New York City Legal Aid Council. She is Executive Director of Legal Research Imitative.
She is presently serving as a Cabinet member and Commissioner in Rivers State. She is happily married with children.
Papers published by her include; USING ADR IN RESOLVING MARITIME DISPUTES: a NIGERIAN PERSPECTIVE, Volume 1, Number 1, Port Harcourt Bar Journal, December 2004, WOMEN’S RIGHTS UNDER THE NIGERIAN CRIMINAL LAW, a monograph. 2003, ‘GENDERIZING THE 1999 CONSTITUTION’ accepted for publication , Journal of Public Law, R/S UST Vol. 2 2003, CASE REVIEW; STATE vs. CORNELIUS OBASI (1998) 9 NWLR, (part 567) 686, the Nigerian Law and Practice Journal of the Council of Legal Education, THE PROBLEMS OF THE NIGER DELTA AS A HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE, a paper presented at the conference on the Niger Delta at Port Harcourt, 6-9 December, 2000, ‘THE LEGAL REGIME OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT SYSTEM IN NIGERIA‘, University of Calabar Law Journal, 2001.