I'm Adam, a law school grad with a head for science, an eye for design, and a heart for the written word.

In a Nutshell

Who is Adam Chan?

  • I am a law school grad

    I'm a recent graduate of the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law with a strong interest in legal issues arising from today's digital and connected society. Ownership of digital property, issues of jurisdiction on the internet, the conflict between user rights and those of copyright owners — these are topics that fascinate me.

  • I am a physics major

    My experience in physics has made me comfortable with solving problems at any scale, from the big picture to the smallest details. I've learned not to needlessly seek complexity — even the most seemingly intractable questions often have simple and elegant solutions.

  • I am a food blogger

    You like food? I like food too. As the blogger behind Gourmetcetera, it's my goal to spread the word about the best places to eat and drink in the Lower Mainland and beyond. Gourmetcetera gives me an opportunity to combine my love of food, writing, and photography to provide you with ideas for your next food adventure. Consider them recommendations from a friend.

My Work

Current Projects

Calligraphy 365 Project

I'm producing one new calligraphic work per day for one year. Follow along on Instagram at #accalli365.

IT.CAN and Canada IP Writing Challenges

I am working with Professor Graham Reynolds to prepare one of my term papers for submission to legal writing competitions and possible publication in a Canadian intellectual property law journal.

My Work

A selection of my papers, blog posts, photography and graphic design View all

About me

Facts about me

What is the nature of the soul? Where did the word "skullduggery" originate? Is this a blucher or a balmoral? What shape is the universe? Is this baseline straight? What's the difference between a stout and a porter? Natural law or positivism? Where are my keys?


I'm a huge word nerd

Ever since I was a kid, I've been captivated by the written word. I read dictionaries. I research etymology for fun. I know words that I'll never be able to use in real life.

Specialization is for insects

I'm a proud generalist and aspiring polymath. People like to say, "jack of all trades, master of none". But what's a jack of all trades if not a Renaissance Man in training?

I'm a fountain pen evangelist

Sure, typing might be faster and a ballpoint might be more reliable, but fountain pens have personality. They might not solve all your problems, but they'll definitely make you more ink-teresting!

Coffee, cocktails, and craft beer

As an avid supporter of the current movement towards artisanal production, I believe in appreciation of and respect for these beverages. Talk to me about IPAs, Corpse Revivers, or pour-over coffee!


My work experiences

2014 - 2015

Contributing Editor at IPilogue

I write for the intellectual property law blog of Osgoode Hall Law School, covering current events, judicial decisions, and legislative changes that affect the fields of intellectual property, internet, technology, and video game law.

2013 - 2015

Student at Spagnuolo and Company

Spagnuolo and Company is one of the busiest residential real estate law firms in British Columbia. I worked in a team with conveyancers and lawyers to provide clients with exceptional service during their real estate purchase or sale. We drink coffee so you can close.


Volunteer at Game Business and Legal Affairs Conference

I volunteered at an international conference drawing prominent in-house and firm lawyers from around the world to speak on, learn, and discuss the many legal issues and opportunities in the field of interactive entertainment law.


Research Assistant to Professor Graham Reynolds

I am currently collaborating with Professor Reynolds to build a dataset that will be used in a future publication examining intellectual property and human rights in Canada. We are also working to develop a new patents course for UBC Law.

2009 - 2012

Summer Engineering Assistant at PAVAC Industries

I worked as an engineering assistant at an award-winning engineering firm supplying custom high-energy electron beam manufacturing equipment to research institutions and industrial clients. I used SolidWorks to design parts which were then assembled in our in-house machine shop.

2008 - 2013

Sales Associate at GAP Inc

It was my job to make sure customers looked good, whether the occasion was a job interview, a big date, or just everyday life. I built outfits and gave friendly, honest style advice to customers of all ages.

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