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Daniel Martin Katz

Daniel Martin Katz

IIT - Chicago Kent College of Law
Associate Professor of Law
Chicago, IL, USA


Dan is known as a rebel in the legal world and the American Bar Association Journal made it official when Dan was named to the 2013 Class of "Legal Rebels," a prestigious group of change leaders in the legal profession. Dan believes that many of today's law students and practicing lawyers can benefit from hard, tech-savvy skills. He applies an innovative polytechnic approach to teaching law, meshing litigation and transactional knowledge with emerging software and other efficiency enhancing technologies to create lawyers for today's challenging legal job market. Both his scholarship and teaching integrate math, science, engineering and technology in order to further his goal of building an institution that's not your parents’ law school.

His forward-thinking ideas helped to earn him acknowledgement in the 2013 Fastcase 50, an award which "recognizes 50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law." In 2014, he was named to the external affiliated faculty at CodeX – The Center for Legal Informatics @ Stanford University. In addition to teaching and researching, Dan is an Editor of the International Journal of Law and Information Technology (Oxford University Press) and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence & Law (Springer Scientific). He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Law Technology News and is a member of the ABA Task Force on Big Data and the Law.

Dan has published or forthcoming work in a wide variety of academic outlets including Emory Law Journal, Ohio State Law Journal, Iowa Law Review, Illinois Law Review, Virginia Tax Review, Cornell Journal of Law & Public Policy, Journal of Law & Politics, Journal of Legal Education, Artificial Intelligence & Law and Physica A. His work has been highlighted in a number of media outlets including the New York Times, Wired, Vox, National Public Radio, Slate Magazine, Huffington Post, 538, Bloomburg Business Week, ABA Journal, Law Technology News and The American Lawyer.

Dan received his Ph.D. in political science and public policy with a focus on complex adaptive systems from the University of Michigan. He graduated with a Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School and simultaneously obtained a Master of Public Policy from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the MSU College of Law faculty, he was a fellow in Empirical Legal Studies at the University of Michigan Law School and a National Science Foundation IGERT fellow at the University of Michigan Center for the Study of Complex Systems.

Dan is an Associate Professor of Law (with Tenure) at at Illinois Institute of Technology's Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is also the CSO of LexPredict Consulting.
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