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Jason Gratl, JD Biography

Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia School of Law
Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"

“The ACLU exerts a gravitational force that pulls America towards its ideals. It provides a living embodiment of America’s constitutional values. It prods the conscience, tugs on the heartstrings, spurs the democratic ambitions and goads the collective memory of the mass of right-thinking American people. It even gives its detractors something principled and meaningful to complain about. How could anyone fail to love the ACLU?”

Email to, Aug. 26, 2009

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Member, Pivot Legal Society Board of Directors, 2007-present
  • Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia School of Law, 2005-present
  • Criminal and Civil Litigation Defense Attorney, Gratl & Company, 2001-present
  • President, British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA), 2005-2008
  • Contributor, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia
  • JD, University of Toronto School of Law, 2000
  • MA, Philosophy, University of Waterloo
  • Recipient, Canadian Association of Journalists President’s Award, 2009
  • Recipient, Torys Prize in Private International Law
  • Recipient, Egner Prize in Labour Law
  • Recipient, Ting Sum Tang Prize in International Law and Finance
Quoted in:
  1. Does the "No-Fly" List Make Us Safer?