Legal Innovation and Technology (J.D. Certificate)

The J.D. Certificate Program in Legal Innovation and Technology is a program offered by Chicago-Kent College of Law; please contact for more information about the LIT Program. You can also find additional information about Chicago-Kent's J.D. programs and admissions process on their website.

Program Overview

Chicago-Kent is strongly committed to preparing students for new frontiers in the legal industry. The Certificate Program in Legal Innovation and Technology is a response to the demands of the changing legal market, which increasingly values professionals who can supplement their deep legal knowledge with a broad set of other skills—namely core competencies in quantitative methods and emerging technology—to make the delivery of legal services better and more efficient.

Students in the program will hear from professionals whose jobs are directly related to skills learned in class. The program, run though The Law Lab and directed by Professor of Law Daniel Martin Katz, is an interdisciplinary teaching and research center devoted to legal futurism that examines the intersections of law and technology, mathematics, science, and engineering.

A total of 18 credit hours of approved course work are required to obtain the certificate: 12 credit hours of required classes and six credit hours of electives. Students may not take any of the listed courses Pass/Fail.

Required Courses

Justice and Technology Practicum I (2 credits)

Legal Analytics (2 credits)

Legal Project Management + Process Improvement (Lean/Six Sigma) (2 credits)

Legal Tech / Innovation Externship or Clinic (3 credits)

Practice + Professionalism (3 credits) (fulfills the Professional Responsibility requirement)


Students may complete six total credit hours from the list below or obtain approval of other elective courses

Artificial Intelligence + Law (2 credits)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrency + Law (2 credits)

eDiscovery (2 credits)

Justice and Technology Practicum II (2 credits)

Lawyers as Social Innovators (2 Credits)

Programming for Lawyers (2 credits)

Those interested in the Legal Innovation and Technology program should submit a Letter of Intent, below.

Letter of Intent