Albert Yoon holds the Michael J. Trebilcock Chair in Law and Economics at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.
Albert received his bachelor’s from Yale and his law and doctoral (political science) degrees from Stanford. He was the senior articles editor of the Stanford Law Review. After graduation, he clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research. Albert was a tenured full professor of law at Northwestern, during which time he was the Benjamin Mazur Research Professor, a Public Affairs Fellow at Princeton University, and a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation. Albert then joined the Faculty of Law at Toronto, where he was the Associate Dean for Research and Curriculum from 2018-2020.
Albert writes on legal technology and labor markets within and outside the legal profession. He has published in the Toronto, Chicago, Stanford, and Virginia law reviews; and the Annals of Applied Statistics, Journal of Law & Economics, Journal of Theoretical Politics, among others. He is a recipient of the Ronald H. Coase Prize for best article in Law and Economics, a member of the American Law Institute, and has been cited in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the judiciary. His recent scholarship focuses on legal ethics and applications of machine learning and natural language processing to law.
Albert is also a co-founder of Blue J. Legal, a Toronto-based legal technology start-up that draws upon artificial intelligence to provide instant and comprehensive answers in complex areas of tax, labor, and employment law.