Law and technology innovator Daniel Martin Katz to join IIT Chicago-Kent faculty

Professor Daniel Martin Katz, a leader in using technology to advance the study and practice of law, will join the faculty of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in fall 2015.

Currently a faculty member at Michigan State University College of Law, Professor Katz will assume a key leadership role in Chicago-Kent's ongoing initiative to build the preeminent law and technology program in the country.

A proponent of training law students in hard technical skills, Professor Katz applies a polytechnic approach to teaching, meshing litigation knowledge with emerging software capabilities and other efficiency-enhancing technologies. Both his scholarship and his teaching integrate mathematics, science, engineering and technology to aid students in the practice of law.

"We are delighted that Dan Katz is joining our faculty and carrying on our school's special relationship with technological advancements," said Chicago-Kent Dean Harold J. Krent.

"From our ties to Illinois Institute of Technology to our pioneering technology in the '80s and '90s, from our ongoing prominence in intellectual property law to our current innovations in knowledge management, Chicago-Kent has long stood out for understanding the critical role of technology in the study and practice of law."

A scholar of legal informatics and legal technology, Professor Katz is an editor of the International Journal of Law and Information Technology (Oxford University Press) and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Law (Springer Scientific).

In 2013, Professor Katz was named a Legal Rebel by the ABA Journal and received a Fastcase 50 award, recognizing him as one of "50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders in the law." In 2014, he was named to the external affiliated faculty at CodeX-Stanford Center for Legal Informatics.

Professor Katz earned his J.D. and his Ph.D. in political science and public policy from the University of Michigan and was an NSF-IGERT Fellow at the University of Michigan Center for the Study of Complex Systems.

Founded in 1888, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is the law school of Illinois Institute of Technology, also known as Illinois Tech, a private, technology-focused, research university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law.

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