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Thomas D Grant

Research Exercise Leader, 2016 - August 2019


Dr Thomas D Grant was a Research Fellow of the Centre from 2016 - August 2019. His teaching and research subjects include land and maritime boundaries, State immunity, State succession, international investment protection, international organizations, use of force, comparative constitutional law, US election law, diplomatic history, international dispute settlement. His published works include: Recognition of States: Law and Practice in Debate and Evolution (Greenwood: 1999), Admission to the United Nations: Charter Article 4 and the Rise of Universal Organization (Nijhoff: 2009), Aggression against Ukraine: Territory, Responsibility and International Law (Palgrave: 2015) and various articles and chapters in journals and reference works.

Dr Grant is also interested in comparative constitutional law and is general editor of Lobbying, Government Relations and Campaign Finance Worldwide (Oceana Publications: 2005). Forthcoming works include Arbitration: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, with Thomas Shultz), and Banks and Financial Crime: The International Law of Tainted Money (Oxford, with William Blair & Richard Brent as co-editors). 

Grant received his BA, Harvard, 1991; JD, Yale, 1994; and PhD, Cambridge, 2000 and has held research posts at the Max Planck Institute, Heidelberg, St Anne's College, Oxford, and the US Institute of Peace, Washington, DC. He is admitted to the bars of Massachusetts (1995), New York (1996), and the US Supreme Court (2002) and clerked on the US Court of Appeals (1st Cir). He is a Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge and a Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge.

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