Jonathan Rudin received his LLB and LLM from Osgoode Hall Law School. In 1990, he was hired to establish Aboriginal Legal Services (ALS) and has been with ALS ever since. Rudin has appeared before all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada, where he represented ALS in R v Ipeelee (and other cases). His book, Indigenous People and the Criminal Justice System, published by Emond in 2018, won the Walter Owen Book Prize from the Canadian Foundation for Legal Research. He teaches on a part-time basis at York University. Beyond these legal activities, he plays the mandolin and sings with Gordon’s Acoustic Living Room, a group that performs regularly in Toronto and has several videos on YouTube.