Blue J Legal
Benjamin Alarie, CEO
B.A. (Laurier), M.A. (Toronto), J.D. (Toronto), LL.M. (Yale)
Benjamin Alarie is the CEO of Blue J Legal and is a professor at the University of Toronto where he also holds the Osler Chair in Business Law. Professor Alarie researches and teaches in taxation law and judicial decision-making, and was awarded the Alan Mewett QC Prize for excellence in teaching by the law school’s graduating class of 2009. Before joining the Faculty of Law as a full-time professor in 2004, Professor Alarie completed graduate work in law at the Yale Law School and was a law clerk for Madam Justice Louise Arbour at the Supreme Court of Canada. He has dozens of academic publications, and his research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, and the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation. He is a coauthor of several editions of a leading legal text on tax law, Canadian Income Tax Law, including the most recent 6th Edition (LexisNexis, 2018).
With France banning the use of judicial analytics this new-ish tool is under the spotlight. Understanding the growth, use, and possible impacts of forecasting in evaluating cases or judicial forums is a must have for litigators moving forward.