Professor Isabel Grant's main research interests lie in the areas of criminal law. She is particularly interested in the law and policy issues surrounding violence against women, sexual assault, homicide, and HIV non- disclosure. She is currently working on two SSHRC-funded projects: one on sexual assault across the lifespan and one examining sentencing for the crime of murder. She teaches in the areas of criminal law, homicide, sentencing and mental health law. She has also worked with advocacy groups representing women and people with disabilities on more than 20 interventions in the Supreme Court of Canada and other appellate courts. Professor Grant is currently the Associate Dean, Academic Affairs at the Allard School of Law.
- Criminal Law
- The Law of Homicide
- Principles of Sentencing
- Mental Health Law
- “The Role of s.718.2(a)(ii) in Sentencing for Male Intimate Partner Violence against Women” (2018) 96(1) Canadian Bar Review (forthcoming).
- “Equality and the Defence of Provocation: Irreconcilable Differences” (2018) Dalhousie Law Journal (forthcoming) (with Debra Parkes).
- “Intersecting Challenges: Mothers and Child Protection Law in BC” (2017) UBC Law Review forthcoming, approximately 55 pages (with Susan Boyd, Judith Mosoff and Ruben Lindy)
- “The Sexual Assault of Older Women: Criminal Justice Responses in Canada” (2016) 62(1) McGill Law Journal pp 41-78 (with Janine Benedet).
- “PS v Ontario: Rethinking The Role of the Charter in Civil Commitment” (2016) Osgoode Hall Law Journal (forthcoming) (with Peter Carver).
- "Intimate Partner Criminal Harassment Through a Lens of Responsibilization” (2015) 52 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 551-591.
- "Sexual Assault and the Meaning of Power and Authority for Women with Mental Disabilities”(2014) 22(2) Feminist Legal Studies, 131-154 (with Janine Benedet).
- “More than an Empty Gesture: Enabling Women with Mental Disabilities to Testify on a Promise to Tell the Truth” (with Janine Benedet) (2013) 25 CJWL 31-55.
- 'The Normal Ones Take Time': Civil Commitment and Sexual Assault in R v Alsadi (2012), 24:2 CJWL 439-457.
- “Taking the Stand: Access to Justice for Witnesses with Mental Disabilities in Sexual Assault Cases” (2013) 50 Osgoode Hall LJ pp 1-50 (with Janine Benedet).
Publications listed on the Law Library Faculty Research Publications Database.
- Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
- Dean's Office
- Criminal law and criminal justice
- Law, gender and sexuality