Charalee Graydon was born in Alberta, Canada.
Charalee holds degrees in arts and law. Following receipt of a Rhodes scholarship in 1982, she pursued post-graduate legal studies in Oxford, England. She held academic positions in England, New Zealand, and Canada and has practised law in Canada. She developed programmes for students, judges and the public on legal issues and published academic works on crime and punishment. She created and taught a course at the University of Alberta on sentencing and has given radio and television interviews on this topic.
She has recently published books of literary fiction, The Judgement Game, its companion, Let’s Play The Game and Can We Save The Human Race? Charalee is involved in Mediation and Collaborative Decision Making projects.