Dr Thomas D Grant is a Research Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law and a Senior Research Fellow of Wolfson College in the University of Cambridge. He is a Visiting Professor at the Catholic University of Lille, France. Grant's teaching and research subjects include State immunity, State succession, international investment protection, international organizations, use of force under international law, comparative constitutional law, US election law, diplomatic history, and 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 Macmillan: 2015) and various articles and chapters in journals and reference works.
Dr Grant is also active as an academic and practitioner in international dispute settlement. With Professor Tom Schultz he is co-authoring the Oxford Very Short Introduction to Arbitration (forthcoming 2016). As counsel or advisor, he has served on legal teams for states and other parties involved in a range of international disputes before various international courts and tribunals, including the International Court of Justice. In 2008, he served on the policy staff of Senator John McCain's U.S. presidential campaign. In 2012, he served on the defense policy working group in Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.
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, the US Institute of Peace, Washington, DC, and Hoover Institution, Stanford. 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).