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Daniel Katz

Director
Chicago Kent University

Professor Daniel Katz is a scientist, technologist and professor who applies an innovative polytechnic approach to teaching law – to help create lawyers for today’s biggest societal challenges.  Both his scholarship and teaching integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. 

As director of the Law Lab at Chicago Kent University, he teaches Practice & Professionalism, E-Discovery, Legal Analytics, Blockchain + Cryptocurrency & Law, Introduction to Legal Technology & Innovation, Legal Project Management + Legal Process Improvement and Civil Procedure and spearheads new initiatives to teach law students how to leverage technology and entrepreneurship in their future legal careers. He joined Chicago-Kent in 2015 from Michigan State University College of Law, where he co-founded the ReInvent Law Laboratory, an innovative multidisciplinary center that focused on the intersection of entrepreneurship, informatics, programming and design thinking to better understand, analyze and design the law.Professor Katz received his Ph.D. in political science and public policy with a focus on complex adaptive systems from the University of Michigan. He graduated with a Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School and simultaneously obtained a Master of Public Policy from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. For more information about Professor Katz and his research, click here