Last updated on: 8/6/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Jason Gratl, JD Biography

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

“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 ProCon.org, Aug. 26, 2009

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs and JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the ACLU. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the ACLU.
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
Education:
  • JD, University of Toronto School of Law, 2000
  • MA, Philosophy, University of Waterloo
Other:
  • 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?