Albert Yoon holds the Michael J. Trebilcock Chair in Law and Economics at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.
Albert received his undergraduate degree from Yale and his law and doctoral (political science) degrees from Stanford. During law school, he was the senior articles editor of the Stanford Law Review. After graduation, he clerked for the Hon. R. Guy Cole of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Before joining Toronto, Albert was professor of law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. At Toronto, he served as Associate Dean – Research and Curriculum for the 2018-20 academic years. He has held fellowships at Princeton University and the Robert Wood Johnson, Russell Sage, and Pierre Elliott Trudeau foundations.
Albert examines labor markets within and outside the legal profession. He has published in the 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 and a member of the American Law Institute. His recent scholarship focuses on experiments that evaluate how practicing lawyers view their ethical obligations, and applications of machine learning and natural language processing to law.
Beyond his academic career, Albert is co-founder of Blue J Legal, a legal technology start-up that uses artificial intelligence to provide instant and comprehensive answers in complex areas of tax, labor, and employment law.
- Ph.D. Political Science Stanford University, 1999
- J.D. Stanford University, 1998
- B.A. English; Political Science Yale University, 1991