Andrew is a second year student at the faculty of law, with a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Alberta, double majoring in Political Science and Philosophy. As a journeyman scaffolder with a background in industrial construction, he takes a skill based approach and is particularly interested in the way in which technology impacts how the legal profession operates. During his first year of law Andrew was part of the Golden Bearristers rugby team and volunteered with the Student Legal Services Criminal Project. Andrew designed and operates the DLIS website, which is an evolving work in progress, so is always keen to hear feedback and suggestions. He’s social, friendly, and is always down to talk with others. Andrew’s interests include almost anything nerdy/geeky, movies, board games, and spending time with his small dog Axle.
Hero likes to learn, imagine and pursue good ways of relating. They were called to the bar and is now a proud Senior Researcher with the Wahkohtowin Law & Governance Lodge. Hero works with many groups on law and social systems reform. They currently serve on the leadership teams of Volunteer Alberta, the Digital Law & Innovation Society, and the Indigenous Law Students' Association at UAlberta. Previously, they co-founded Connect the Sector, acted as a start-up staff member of the Ontario Nonprofit Network, and co-founded the River Valley Free School, a skills-sharing community in Amiskwacîwâskahikan / Edmonton, on Treaty 6 territory, where they live. Hero has just completed a law degree at UAlberta. You can find Hero hanging out with trees, meditating, making art, and cuddling with family. Pronouns: any (this means you can’t go wrong :)
Justin is the Treasurer of the Digital Law & Innovation Society. He is the proud father of two young children and a former construction tradesman. A philosophy major from Grant Macewan University, he is an avid reader of popular science, politics, and history. His interest in the legal field focuses on criminal justice - particularly how technology may be used to commit and prevent crimes, as well as the use of AI to reform and streamline the way lawyers and courts operate.
“The fascinating thing about the space we occupy in law school is our potential to effect change. We can and will influence politics, legislation, enforcement, and human rights, among other things. If we can leverage expertise and technology to change the way the law works, can we not affect all of these at once? DLIS is positioned on the intersection of law and technology at a critical point in time."