Daniel Martin Katz
{ Scientist , Technologist , Law Professor }

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

The Law Lab @ Illinois Tech



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 legal innovation, legal futurism, legal informatics, law & entrepreneurship, complex systems, machine learning & NLP, network science, quantitative modeling of litigation and jurisprudence, quantitative finance, computational legal studies, big data and the law, economics of the legal profession, artificial intelligence, artificial intelligence & law, 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 industry

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

Selected Publications

Professor Katz has published or forthcoming work in a wide variety of academic outlets, including Science, Plos One, Physica A and Artificial Intelligence & Law.  In addition, his work has been published in legal journals including Emory Law Journal, Iowa Law Review, Illinois Law Review, Virginia Tax Review, Cornell Journal of Law & Public Policy, Ohio State Law Journal, Journal of Law & Politics, and Journal of Legal Education.

Service + Affiliations

Affiliated Faculty, CodeX - Stanford Center for Legal Informatics

Advisory Board, Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System

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 + Industry 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.

I have given industry talks including at LegalTechNYC, ILTACon, The Economist GC Summit, Janders Dean Conferences, LegalTech Asia, ReInventLaw Conferences, ArkGroup Legal Analytics, LegalWeek Technology Forum, Legal Marketing Association, College of Law Practice Management, Thomson Reuters Law Firm Leaders Forum, LMA Tech, Corporate Legal Operations Consortium and at many law firm retreats and other corporate counsel leadership events. 

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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, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Wired Magazine, Bloomberg Business Week, 538.com, Vox, U.S. News & World ReportHuffington Post, Slate MagazineNational Public Radio, Data 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).