Instincts are good. Foresight is better.

Instincts are good. Foresight is better.

Introducing Tax Foresight, a new suite of artificial intelligence-based tax scenario outcome predictors

Meet the Creators

About Blue J Legal

Blue J Legal uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to make the law more transparent and accessible. The company’s technology saves researchers hours of time and offers confident answers in challenging circumstances. While the company is beginning with tax law, the technology is versatile and will extend to cover other areas of law in the US, Canada and around the world.

Benjamin Alarie

B.A. (Laurier), M.A. (Toronto), J.D. (Toronto), LL.M. (Yale)

Benjamin Alarie is CEO of Blue J Legal and the Osler Chair in Business Law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. 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 5th Edition (LexisNexis, 2015).

Brett Janssen

B.C.S. (Melbourne)

Brett Janssen is a co-founder and the CTO of Blue J Legal. Before relocating to Canada in 2015 from Melbourne, Australia, Brett worked at IBM in roles of increasing seniority on enterprise software development projects. He has over 15 years of experience in all stages of the software development cycle, including proposal work, requirements analysis and elicitation, architectural design, technical consulting, design and documentation of critical components, architectural support of development, test and deployment. In recent years he has worked as an enterprise solution architect, delivering several complex, large scale enterprise solutions for clients including Telstra, ANZ Bank, Westpac Bank, and government organizations.

Anthony Niblett

B.Com (Melbourne), LL.B. (Melbourne), Ph.D. (Harvard)

Anthony Niblett is a co-founder of Blue J Legal and holds the Canada Research Chair in Law, Economics & Innovation at the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. Professor Niblett conducts research on big data, law and economics, contract law, and judicial behaviour. His research has appeared in many leading academic journals, including the International Review of Law & Economics, the Journal of Legal Studies, and the European Journal of Law and Economics. His research has been funded by the Connaught Fund and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Before joining the University of Toronto in 2011, Professor Niblett was a Bigelow Fellow and Lecturer-in-Law at the University of Chicago Law School. Professor Niblett was a Jeopardy! champion in 2013.

Albert Yoon

B.A. (Yale), J.D. (Stanford), Ph.D. (Stanford)

Albert Yoon is a co-founder of Blue J Legal and holds the Chair in Law & Economics at the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. Before joining the law school at the University of Toronto, Professor Yoon was Professor of Law at Northwestern University. Professor Yoon’s research examines the law along many dimensions using big data. Upon graduation from Stanford Law School, Professor Yoon clerked for the Hon. R. Guy Cole of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Professor Yoon's research appeared in many leading academic journals including the Journal of Law & Economics, and the Chicago, Stanford, and Virginia law reviews.