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Daniel Martin Katz
{ Scientist , Technologist , Professor }

Professor of Law
Illinois Tech - Chicago Kent College of Law

The Law Lab @ Illinois Tech

LexPredict (Acquired by Elevate in 2018)



Blog:     ComputationalLegalStudies.com
Corp:     LexPredict.com
Twitter:  @computational
Email:    daniel.martin.katz@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 machine learning & natural language processing, complex systems, legal & regulatory complexity, financial regulation, legal technology, financial technology, law & economics, quantitative finance, network science, decision science, quantitative modeling of litigation and jurisprudence, legal informatics, economics of the professions, blockchain & crypto infrastructure, artificial intelligence, artificial intelligence & law and the overall impact of information technology, analytics and automation on the future of society.

< CV >  < SSRN Page >  < arXiv Page >  < Google Scholar >

Selected Publications

Professor Katz has published or forthcoming work in a wide variety of academic outlets, including SciencePlos OneJournal of Statistical Physics, Artificial Intelligence & Law and Physica A.  In addition, his work has been published in legal journals including Cornell Journal of Law & Public PolicyEmory Law Journal, Virginia Tax ReviewIowa Law Review, Illinois Law Review, Ohio State Law Journal, Journal of Law & Politics, and Journal of Legal Education. Professor Katz is currently working on two book projects including an edited volume entitled Legal Informatics (Cambridge University Press - 2019 Forthcoming) and a book on technology + innovation in law.

Service + Affiliations

Affiliated Faculty, CodeX - Stanford Center for Legal Informatics

Advisory Council, ABA Center for Innovation

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)


ABA Journal Legal Rebel 
Fastcase 50 
COLPM Fellow 


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 + Industry Presentations

I have recent or forthcoming presentations of my work at the following institutions:  Stanford Law, UChicago LawGeorgetown LawTexas LawVanderbilt LawEmory Law, Minnesota 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, Harvard Kennedy School, MIT Media LabUPenn LinguisticsPrinceton CITPNYU Stern, Berkeley Hass, Oxford (Oriel College)Santa Fe Institute, ETH Zurich Physics, Gruter Institute, Oberlin Computer Science and Duke Computer Science. 

I have given industry talks including at The Economist GC Summit, Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Conference, LegalTechNYC, ILTACon,  British Legal Technology Forum, LexPo AmsterdamLegalTech Asia, ReInventLaw Conferences, ArkGroup Legal Analytics, Legal IT Leaders Forum, LegalWeek Technology Forum, Legal Marketing Association, College of Law Practice Management, Thomson Reuters Law Firm Leaders Forum, LMA Tech, Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) and at many law firm retreats and other corporate counsel leadership events. 

< Click Here > for a Subset of Recent Talks

Law.Tech & Business of Law

I am actively involved in the rapidly growing legal technology industry.  I was the Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer of LexPredict (a legal technology and data analytics company that was acquired by Elevate in 2018).

I also serve as a formal and informal advisor to a number of legal tech 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). 


My work has been featured in publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Wired Magazine, Bloomberg Business Week, 538.com, Vox, U.S. News & World ReportHuffington Post, Slate MagazineNational Public Radio, BBC RadioData Informed.com, The American LawyerABA JournalNational Law Journal, Law Technology News, California Lawyer, CBA National Magazine (Canada), Legal Futures (UK), Law Society Gazette (UK) and The Globe and Mail (Canada).