Andrew Paterson is a Juris Doctor candidate with the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. He also has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree in Political Science and Economics from Dalhousie University. Prior to attending law school, he served as an infantry officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. During his studies, he has been employed at a national law firm in Ottawa, where he will return to Article after completing his law degree. His research interests are in the emerging fields of international disaster law and crises response.