Peter A Allard School of Law

Isabel Grant

B.A. (Toronto), LL.B. (Dalhousie), LL.M. (Yale), Clerkship, Supreme Court of Canada, 1986-87 (Mr. Justice Estey)


Isabel Grant is a Professor at the Allard School of Law specializing in criminal law. She has published extensively on violence against women including on sexual assault, criminal harassment and homicide. She is currently working on an SSHRC-funded project on the impact of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms on sexual assault law with Professor Janine Benedet. She teaches in the areas of criminal law, homicide, sentencing and mental health law. She has also worked with disability organizations and feminist organizations on more than 20 interventions in the Supreme Court of Canada and other appellate courts. She is a member of the bar of British Columbia and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Research and Publications

 To learn more about my research, please visit my PURE Research profile. You can also access my publications on the following sites: 


  • Criminal Law
  • The Law of Homicide
  • Principles of Sentencing
  • Mental Health Law


Publications listed on the Law Library Faculty Research Publications Database.

Isabel Grant

Organization Affiliations

  • Centre for Feminist Legal Studies

Research Interests

  • Criminal law and criminal justice
  • Law, gender and sexuality

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