Big law is having its Uber moment


U of T Law Professor Benjamin Alarie has built a “legal tech” startup that uses machine learning to help lawyers predict how courts may rule on new tax cases. Blue J Legal, which Alarie founded with two other law professors and a former IBM software developer, says its Tax Foresight tool has an accuracy rate of 90 per cent. “It’s like a flight simulator for new tax law cases,” says Alarie.