Daniel Martin Katz

Associate Professor of Law 
@ Michigan State University 

Co-Founder @ Computational Legal Studies
Director @ ReInventLaw Laboratory



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, big data and the law, lawyer regulation, quantitative modeling of litigation and jurisprudence,  law & entrepreneurship, computational legal studies, 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 market for legal services.

< CV >  < SSRN Page >  < arXiv Page >


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)


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

I have also spoken at 
Princeton CITPUPenn LinguisticsETH ZurichMIT Media LabOberlin Computer Science, Oxford (Oriel College), Michigan Political ScienceSanta Fe Institute, Gruter Institute, Duke Computer ScienceHarvard Kennedy School and NYU Stern.

< Click Here > for a List of Recent Talks 


My work has been featured in publications including the New York TimesSlate 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), The Globe and Mail (Canada) and Folha de S. Paulo (Brazil).

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