Colin Grey joined the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University in 2019. Professor Grey teaches and writes about immigration law, refugee law, and administrative law. In the past he has taught courses in legal theory, international migration law, and an interdisciplinary methods course for doctoral students. At Queen’s he will be developing three online courses for the new Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law.

Prior to joining Queen’s Law, Professor Grey taught for four years at the Université du Québec à Montréal and worked, also for four years, as legal counsel at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. He clerked at the Ontario Court of Appeal.

Professor Grey received his LLB from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where he graduated as Silver Medallist and was awarded the Dean’s Key. He received his LLM and JSD at New York University, where he was an Arthur T Vanderbilt Scholar.

Professor Grey’s scholarship explores issues of public law theory in the domain of migration law and governance. His publications include Justice and Authority in Immigration Law (Hart Publishing, 2015), as well as articles in Philosophy & Social Criticism, the Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence, and Legal Theory. He is co-editor, with Professor Sharry Aiken, of the only casebook on Canadian immigration and refugee law, as well as co-author with Professor Aiken, Donald Galloway, and Audrey Macklin of Migration Law in Canada, 2d ed (Kluwer Law International, International Encyclopedia of Laws, 2015).

Recent Professional Achievements

  • Co-editor of special issue of the Dalhousie Law Journal on Canadian Immigration Law, 2019
  • Lead organizer of the Conference of Canadian Immigration Law Scholars, 2018