Julius Grey was educated in Montreal where he obtained a BA (Great Distinction) in 1970, a BCL in 1971, and an MA in 1973. He also studied at Oxford University where he received a BCL (1st class) in 1973. His professional experience includes Research Assistant for the Law Reform Commission (Sentencing) in 1972, Stagiaire at O’Brien Hall Saunders (1970-1974), Lawyer at Lapointe Rosenstein (1974-1976), Counsel at Lazare, Altschuler (1976-78). He has his own law offices since 1978 where he is Senior Partner. He has taught at McGill University, since 1975, (tenured 1983 – 2003) a variety of legal subjects including Civil Liberties, Administrative Law, Immigration Law, Family Law and Statute Law. He also taught at the University of Montreal and the Quebec Bar.
Julius Grey is presently a member of the International Commission of Jurists, the Canadian Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Canadian Human Rights Foundation, where he was Vice-President (1982-85) and President (1985-1988) and was a member of Fondation des Gouverneurs du Barreau. He is the author of Immigration in Canada, (1984), numerous legal articles, notes and comments and non-legal articles in newspapers and magazines. He has appeared before the Courts at all levels, Civil and Criminal divisions, Administrative, Municipal, Superior, Appeal (Quebec), Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada. In April 2004 he was awarded the Médaille du Barreau du Québec which is the highest distinction a member can receive.