Daniel Martin Katz
{ Scientist , Technologist , Law Professor }

Associate Professor of Law
Illinois Tech - Chicago Kent College of Law

The Law Lab @ Illinois Tech (Launching in 2016)



Blog:     ComputationalLegalStudies.com
Corp:     LexPredict.com
Twitter:  @computational
Email:    daniel.martin.katz at gmail.com


Ph.D. Political Science & Public Policy, University of Michigan (2011)
J.D. University of Michigan Law School (2005)
M.P.P. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan (2005)
B.S. University of Oregon (2000)

Research Interests

Research Interests include legal informatics,  law & entrepreneurship, quantitative modeling of litigation and jurisprudence, quantitative finance, computational legal studies, big data and the law, economics of the legal profession, positive legal theory, technology aided access to justice, legal complexity and the overall impact of information technology, analytics and automation on the future of the legal profession.

< CV >  < SSRN Page >  < arXiv Page >

Service + Affiliations

Affiliated Faculty, CodeX - Stanford Center for Legal Informatics

Editor, International Journal of Law and Information Technology 
(Oxford University Press)

Editorial Board, Journal of Artificial Intelligence & Law  
(Springer Scientific)

Editorial Advisory Board, Law Technology News 
(American Lawyer Media - ALM)

Member, ABA Task Force on Big Data and the Law


ABA Journal Legal Rebel 
Fastcase 50 


IDEAS-IGERT National Science Foundation Fellowship, University of Michigan, Center for the Study of Complex Systems, 2009-2011 

Fellow in Empirical Legal Studies, University of Michigan Law School, 2009-2011 

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University Wide Award, 2009
(Awarded to the Top Teaching Assistants @ The University of Michigan)

Academic Talks/Presentations

I have recently presented my work at the following institutions: 
Stanford LawGeorgetown LawTexas LawVanderbilt LawEmory LawIllinois LawColorado LawHouston LawFordham LawSan Diego LawUToronto LawWashU Law, Indiana LawKansas Law, Arizona State Law, Notre Dame Law, BYU Law, UCL Law, George Mason LawOregon Law and Santa Clara Law.

I have also spoken at The World Bank, Princeton CITPUPenn LinguisticsETH ZurichMIT Media LabOberlin Computer Science, Oxford (Oriel College)Santa Fe Institute, Berkeley Hass, Gruter Institute, Duke Computer ScienceHarvard Kennedy School and NYU Stern.

< Click Here > for a List of Recent Talks

Law.Tech & Business of Law

I am actively involved in the rapidly growing legal technology industry.  I am the Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer of LexPredict (a Legal Analytics company).

I also serve as a formal and informal advisor to a large number of legal startups.  In addition, I serve on the advisory board of NextLaw Labs - a global collaborative innovation ecosystem organized with Dentons (the world’s largest law firm). 

I have given presentations to a large number of legal industry groups including large law firms and corporate counsel (both domestic and abroad). 


My work has been featured in publications including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Slate MagazineWired Magazine, Bloomberg Business Week, 538.com, U.S. News & World ReportHuffington PostThe American LawyerABA JournalNational Law Journal, Law Technology News, California Lawyer, Data Informed.comLegal Futures (UK), Law Society Gazette (UK) and The Globe and Mail (Canada).