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Alexis N. Chun
Co-founder of Legalese.com
Recovering lawyer, amateur UI & UX designer, self-taught programmer
Legalese is a deep-tech startup in the computational law space. They want to apply computer science to law: from contract drafting, generation, and management, to all the quasi-legal rules, business process logic, and statutes that altogether make up "law". They aim to do that by first developing a domain-specific language (DSL) for law; the working title of this language is L4. This is the R&D arm of Legalese. Parallel to this, Legalese's product arm just launched its first web-app on fundraising paperwork. In a few years, the two tracks will dovetail. As cofounder of Legalese, Alexis spends her day exorcising legal demons and unlearning her bad habits. In her previous life, she trained as a corporate lawyer at TSMP Law Corporation and was an IP, IT, and commercial litigator at Rajah & Tann. In the earl(ier) days of Legalese, Alexis subsidised the startup by being a software contracts negotiator and consultant for financial institutions and asset managers. Alexis obtained her Bachelor of Laws at Queen Mary, University of London (Second Upper, 2011), and was a recipient of the Cambridge University Long Vacation Scholarship (2009). She enjoys long walks listening to A16Z podcasts and Belle & Sebastian, is easily persuaded by a cup of tea, and enjoys computer games. Her favourite book is Stephenson's Diamond Age and when she grows up, she'd like to be Tina Fey.