Grant Shubin


International Law

Grant is an expert in public international law, comparative law, human rights law and policy, and conflict resolution. His work situates special jurisdictions within international law’s complex web of conventional obligations and customary norms. This includes ensuring special jurisdictions comply with applicable international laws as well as advising on the relationships between special jurisdictions, national governments and the international community. 

In addition to working with Politas, Grant is the Deputy Legal Director at the Global Justice Center where he advises governments and international organizations on legal and policy reform. In particular, he focuses on embedding human rights norms in post-conflict and situations of transitional justice. Grant has published op-eds and letters to the editor for the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, and Just Security. 

He graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 2013, and from the University of California Santa Cruz in 2008. Prior to his current work, Grant was both an associate attorney at a small litigation firm in San Francisco and a volunteer attorney as a legal services organization offering pro bono representation to San Francisco’s most marginalized communities. His scope of work ranged widely and included business litigation, family, criminal defense and administrative law.