Joseph Karl Grant

Visiting Professor of Law

Joseph Karl Grant is a Visiting Professor of Law at Howard University School of Law

Joseph Karl Grant is a Professor of Law at Howard University School of Law. Previously, Professor Grant joined the FAMU College of Law faculty in 2013, where he taught Property I and II, Business Organizations, Wills & Estates, and Trust Administration. He has also taught seminars on Corporate Social Justice and Reconstruction and the Law. Professor Grant received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law (1998), and A.B. from Brown University (1995). He spent his junior year of college at the University of London, Queen Mary & Westfield College. After law school, Professor Grant returned to his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, where he practiced in the Corporate and Securities, and the Labor and Employment law practice groups at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP, and in the Corporate and Securities practice group at Thompson, Hine & Flory, LLP. After leaving large law firm practice, and prior to his entry into the legal academy, Professor Grant founded and managed The Grant Law Firm, LLC in Cleveland, Ohio. He has served on the faculties at several law schools, including West Virginia University College of Law (2004-2005), Appalachian School of Law (2005-2008), Capital University School of Law (2008-2013), and the University of Oregon School of Law (Fall 2011).

Professor Grant’s scholarship has appeared in the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Virginia Law & Business Review, Albany Law Review, Oregon Law Review, Indiana Law Review, The Elder Law Journal (University of Illinois), McGeorge Law Review (University of the Pacific), Journal of Legislation (Notre Dame), the University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review, and the Widener Journal of Law, Economics & Race. Professor Grant has written on a number of topics, including financial services regulation and de-regulation under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and the Dodd-Frank Act, gray market or parallel importation, benefit corporations and sustainable business practices, corporate governance, race and the law, electronic wills, the digitization of living wills, and professional responsibility and ethics issues facing estate planning attorneys associated with counseling clients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Professor Grant’s scholarship has been cited in several major casebooks, statutory annotations, treatises, books, bar journals, numerous law review and journal articles, and blogs. Professor Grant is a founding and ongoing contributor to the Corporate Justice Blog.

Professor Grant is a frequent featured speaker and panelist at conferences, symposia, and bar-sponsored CLE events on these and other topics. Additionally, he has provided expert opinions and commentary to the media on a host of issues in his areas of teaching, practice, and expertise.

Professor Grant has completed a certification program and extensive training in mediation and alternative dispute resolution. Finally, since 2008, Professor Grant has served the community as a pro-bono mediator for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), Northern Ohio District Office, mediating numerous race, Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), age, gender, religion, and national origin claims.