Biography of John Grant
John Paxton Grant was Senior Lecturer in Public International Law at the University from 1974 to 1988. He was appointed to a personal professorship of Public International Law in 1988. He was Dean of the Faculty of Law and Financial Studies from 1985 to 1989 and 1992 to 1996.
Grant was born in Edinburgh and graduated LL.B. with first class honours from the University of Edinburgh in 1966. He then studied International Law at the University of Pennsylvania and grauated in 1967 with a Master of Laws. Following graduation, he took up a position as Lecturer in Public Law at the University of Aberdeen. From 1971 to 1974, he was Lecturer in Public Law at the University of Dundee.
Professor Grant has acted as a consultant in legal education and in international law. He was a member of the children's panel in three regions of Scotland for ten years. He was editor of the Juridical Review from 1988 to 1999. His primary research interests, and publications, have been in general international law and in human rights and international criminal law.
Professor Grant left the University of Glasgow in 1999 to take up a position as professor at the Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon, where he continues to teach international law and human rights. He is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Glasgow.