Crystal Grant joined the Duke Law faculty in 2018 and directs the Children’s Law Clinic, an interprofessional medical-legal partnership. Professor Grant’s research interests are in accommodating students with disabilities, health justice, and interprofessional education. Her research has been published by the Fordham Urban Law Journal, Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, Clinical Law Review and the NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy (forthcoming in 2023). In addition to the Children’s Law Clinic, Professor Grant teaches interdisciplinary project-based seminars.
Professor Grant previously taught law students at the University of Michigan Law School where she was a clinical fellow in the Pediatric Advocacy Clinic. Prior to teaching, Professor Grant practiced public interest law with Disability Rights Michigan and served as an adjunct professor at Spring Arbor University.
Grant has represented children and their families in administrative hearings and federal court. Her representation of students includes participation in IEP team meetings, Section 504 meetings, due process proceedings and administrative complaints. She has received favorable resolutions through the Office of Civil Rights and the Department of Justice. Professor Grant provides continuing education for attorneys and medical providers on special education and related topics such as trauma informed care, bullying and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Professor Grant is a frequent presenter at national workshops and conferences and is an active member of the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA). Grant received her MSW from the University of Michigan and JD from Michigan State University College of Law. She clerked for Judge Janelle A. Lawless of the Ingham County Circuit Court where she conducted legal research on family law, child welfare, and juvenile justice issues.