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Jennifer H Mike

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jennifer H Mike

Assistant Professor of Law,

School of Law, AUN


Dr. Jennifer Heaven Mogekwu Mike obtained her Ph.D. at the University of Exeter, UK, LLM at London Metropolitan University, and LLB at the University of Jos, Nigeria.  At AUN, Dr. Mike teaches Criminal Law, Labor Law, and Industrial Relations, and Human Rights law. She is also the Chair, Department of Public and International Law (Interim), a Director of AUN’s Centre for Governance, Human rights and Development, and the GLAA Rep for AUN. 

Dr. Mike previously worked as a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant (PTA) with the University of Exeter. Her teaching portfolio includes tutoring undergraduates’ criminal law. She also undertook workshop sessions and seminars to facilitate student’s learning.

As a qualified legal practitioner, Dr. Mike has worked with the law firms of Atlantic Solicitors in the UK, Edu and Edu Solicitors, Lagos, Streamsowers and Khon Solicitors, Lagos and O.C. Edeji & Co, Katsina. Dr. Mike was also the Legal Advisor/Company Secretary of EcoSpectra Ltd.

As a human rights advocate and activist, Dr. Mike campaigned for women’s rights and worked with Project Restore, a UK charity as a Legal Advisor/Researcher. She contributes to the cause of human rights as an Amnesty International Volunteer.

As a member of the Legal Aid Council, she also campaigned for prisoner’s rights and assisted in the provision of pro bono legal services to indigent suspects, detainees, women, and juveniles in the Nigerian prison in Lagos State during her NYSC.

Her teaching Qualifications include:  Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LTHE) I & II, Professional Diploma in Education (PDGE), College of Education Yola (2020), and she is a fellow of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN).

Dr. Mike is a member of Rotary International and as a past Club President, she has won an award for best club humanitarian project and the best club president. She also served as an editor of the University of Jos Law Student’s magazine, ‘Law Stamina’

Jennifer’s scholarly engagements draw on the principles, concepts, literature, and studies that inform international law, human rights, public health, economics, medicines, and gender studies. Her research interest is to further explore the connections between human rights and other disciplines.

Dr. Mike has written extensively on the right to health and other human rights issues and is a reviewer of several journals.

Explore the connections between human rights and other disciplines.

  • Book

    • Jennifer Heaven Mike, (2020), Women, Medicine and the TRIPS Agreement: Health and Human Rights in Nigeria, (book) Princeton & Associates Publishing Company Ltd.

    Peer-Reviewed Articles

    • Jennifer H Mike & Matthew Godfree (2021). Analysis of The Measures Taken by Nigeria’s Government in Combating the Covid-19 Pandemic and The Effect on Human Rights Vol 2 UJICL, 150
    • Jennifer Heaven Mike, (2020). Access to Essential Medicines to Guarantee Women's Rights to Health: The Pharmaceutical Patents Connection, The Journal of World Intellectual Property.
    • Dr. Jennifer Heaven Mike, (2020). Nurturing a Positively Sensitive and Inclusive Society: A Human Rights Framework for the Protection of Older Persons in Nigeria. International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS) IV (VI), ISSN 2454–6186
    • Jennifer Heaven Mike, (2020), ‘Treatment Not Prosecution: The (De) Criminalization of Attempted Suicide in Nigeria In Relation To Mental Health Issues. ABUAD Journal of Law, Vol 6, no 1.
    • Dr Jennifer Mike & Dr Abdulhamid Muhammad. (2020). Impact of Female Teachers on Girl Child Education in The Primary School Level in Yola North and South Local Government Areas of Adamawa State. Journal of Education Research and Behavioral Sciences, 9(3), 040-061.
    • Jennifer H. Mike, (2019) ‘A Re-evaluation of the Framework for The Protection of Patents, Women’s Health in Nigeria and The Issue of Access to Medicines’ Journal of World Intellectual Property, 22, 3-4, 162-204.
    • Dr. Jennifer Heaven Mike, (2019) ‘Access to Medicines to Guarantee Women’s Rights to Health in Nigeria’ Journal of Law, Policy, and Globalization, 86, 41. ISSN 2224-3240 (Paper) ISSN 2224-3259 (Online) DOI: 10.7176/JLPG
    • Jennifer Heaven Mogekwu Mike, (2019) ‘Re-Evaluating The Relationship Between Patent Rights and Human Rights for The Enhancement of Access to Essential Medicines’ AJLHR 3 (2), 91.
    • Dr. Jennifer Heaven Mike, (2019). ‘Enhancing Access to Essential Medicines: Examining Patents and The TRIPS Agreement from A Public Welfare Perspective’ BIUJPPL, Vol 2.
    • Jennifer Mike, (2014) ‘Embodied Feminist Perspectives on Women’s Health and Their Bodies’ Science, Culture and the Law at Exeter (SCuLE). Available online at
    • Jennifer Heaven Mike, ‘Reconceptualising Patents as Tools for Health and Human Development: Enhancing Health Capabilities Through Access to Medicines in Nigeria’ Under consideration for publication in ‘People: International Journal of Social Sciences.
    • Dr. Jennifer Heaven Mike (2020). Transforming Transnational Feminism from Theory to Practice: The Media as a Viable Tool of Engagement. Under consideration for publication in Gender & Society.
    • Dr. Jennifer Heaven Mike (2020). Policing the Bedroom in Adultery Matters: A Reflection of the Offense of Adultery in Nigeria. Submitted for journal publication
    • Dr. Jennifer Heaven Mike (2020). Punishing Passion: A Reflection of the Offense of Adultery within the context of Human Rights, Culture and Religion. Submitted for publication in the edited collection ‘The Future of Personal Laws In Africa: Reconciling Indigenous Laws Within A Constitutional Order.’
    • Dr. Jennifer Heaven Mike and Christopher Nwusulor. Child Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse: Adopting A Rehabilitative and Restorative Approach to The Issue of Child-On-Child Sexual Offence

    Submitted for journal publication in NILDS Journal of Law Review

    • Jennifer Mike. Social Media and Freedom of Expression¬- Bane for Democracy or Blessing

    Submitted for journal publication

    Opinions and News Contributions


    • Dr Jennifer H Mike ‘The Morality Dilemma of Looting from the Government’ Barrister Ng, October 28, 2020, ‘


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