J.D. Certificate Program in Legal Innovation + Technology

Chicago-Kent is strongly committed to preparing students for new frontiers in the legal industry. The Certificate Program in Legal Innovation + 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.

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.

Curriculum and Requirements

Students applying course credits toward the certificate 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 6 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)


Students interested in the certificate program should contact Alexander Rabanal, Associate Director of The Law Lab, at arabanal@kentlaw.iit.edu, for more information.

Discover The Law Lab

The Law Lab, directed by Professor 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.