Professor Emily Grabham

Professor of Law
Professor Emily Grabham


BA (Law) University of Cambridge; LLM Queen's University, Canada; MSc (Gender, Society & Culture) Birkbeck College, London; MFA (Creative Writing) University of British Columbia; PhD (Law) University of Kent. Qualified Solicitor.

Professor Grabham is a socio-legal scholar with research interests in law and time, legislative drafting, and labour and employment law. Her research draws on methods and perspectives from sociology, social anthropology, and feminist and queer legal studies. She is the recipient of a Philip Leverhulme Prize in Law (2020, £100,000) as well as research prizes from the UK Socio-Legal Studies Association and Canadian Law & Society Association. Her projects have been funded by the Economic & Social Research Council, the Arts & Humanities Research Council, and the Leverhulme Trust. 

Research interests


Professor Grabham will be on study leave 2022-2024. She has taught Labour Law; Gender, Sexuality & Law; Public Law and EU Law.


  • Member of the ESRC Peer Review College
  • Member of the AHRC Peer Review College 2012-2015 
  • Member of ESRC Doctoral Training Centre Assessment Panel 
  • Member of the Socio-Legal Studies Association
  • Member of the Society of Legal Scholars
  • Member of University of Kent Peer Review College
  • Editorial board member, Feminist Legal Studies 2005-2018
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