Daniel Martin Katz
Daniel Martin Katz is an Associate Professor of Law at Michigan State University. He is also the Co-Founder & Co-Director of the ReInvent Law Laboratory.
His wide variety of academic interests include legal informatics, entrepreneurship, quantitative modeling of litigation and jurisprudence, lawyer regulation, computational legal studies, positive legal theory, legal complexity and the overall impact of information technology, analytics and automation on the market for legal services.
Professor Katz has published or forthcoming articles in scholarly journals such as Emory Law Journal, Illinois Law Review, Ohio State Law Journal, Virginia Tax Review, Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Journal of Legal Education, Journal of Law and Politics, Physica A and the Proceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law.
He has presented his research at a number of leading institutions including: Georgetown Law, Texas Law, Vanderbilt Law, Emory Law, Illinois Law, Stanford Law, Colorado Law, Houston Law, Fordham Law, San Diego Law, UToronto Law, WashU Law, Berkeley Law, Kansas Law, Oregon Law and Santa Clara Law. He has also spoken at Princeton CITP, UPenn Linguistics, ETH Zurich, MIT Media Lab, Oberlin Computer Science, Santa Fe Institute, Duke Computer Science, Harvard Kennedy School and NYU Stern.
His work has been featured in print and/or online versions of publications including the New York Times, Slate Magazine, Wired Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, The American Lawyer, ABA Journal, National Law Journal, California Lawyer, Huffington Post, Data Informed.com, Legal Futures (UK), Law Society Gazette (UK), Law Technology News, The Globe and Mail (Canada) and Folha de S. Paulo (Brazil).
Professor Katz has been recognized as a leading thinker about the future of the legal profession. Sponsored in part by a generous grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in 2012, Professor Katz co-founded the ReInvent Law Laboratory, a collaborative venture devoted to innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship in legal services. In 2013, he was also named as a member of the Fastcase 50, an award which "recognizes 50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law." He was also named to the 2013 Class of "Legal Rebels" by the ABA Journal.
Professor Katz is also an avid blogger; his posts can be found at Computational Legal Studies (www.ComputationalLegalStudies.com).