"Empathy is for people, not for ideas"

The Landing Site of Devin Klassen, Barrister & Solicitor

In or Around: Vancouver, B.C., Canada

- Barrister & Solicitor, B.A. Phil, minor Poli Sci; J.D. magna cum laude

About me at a glance (by me, therefore biased)

This is the personal website for myself, clearly.  I am a barrister and solicitor with a primary interest in administrative and constitutional law and a proponent of originalist interpretations of written constitutions, and a skeptic of non-written constitutions. My practice is mostly focused on litigation, appeals, and judicial reviews. While I do the occasional solicitor work I rarely do so to keep from generating conflicts. I may be fairly described as “obsessed” with ensuring private and public treatment of persons and groups is done consistently, with few (if ever) exceptions. Philosophically, I align with deontic ethics and the metaphysics of Immanuel Kant and transcendental idealism.

Favourite Legal Maxim:

Fiat justitia ruat caelum

- Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus

Languages I Speak (and those I am Learning)

Norwegian (Bokmål)
Working On:

Constitutional & Administrative Law

My primary focus for which I describe myself as a "Constitutional Irredentist".

Philosophy & Theology

Heavily influenced by Kantian metaphysics and ethics, certainty of knowledge is more important than people realize.

Talks, Podcasts, Recordings

I dabble in several things recorded, from narrating works of non-fiction to podcasts and talks.

Music & Other Media

Although lacking in muse, I do enjoy creating music and other media from time to time.