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Certificate in Legal Informatics

Apply emerging technology in the field of law

Technology is changing the legal landscape. Prepare yourself to lead the way by earning a Certificate in Legal Informatics from the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI.

You can become part of a legal team without having to earn a law degree. Our graduates are advocates for the best use of information technology in law, helping lawyers to better meet the needs of their clients and enhancing the quality of legal services.

Justice in the electronic age

You can learn how to use the latest legal digital technology to make law firms and law-related organizations more efficient, enhancing the productivity of busy lawyers.

With a certificate in legal informatics, you’ll be prepared to:

  • Implement specialized technology in law firms and law-related organizations
  • Assist with presenting a legal case in court
  • Handle electronic evidence with confidence
  • Incorporate effective information governance into any organization
  • Establish proper security and privacy programs
  • Protect an organization’s intellectual property

You can earn the Certificate in Legal Informatics as a free-standing certificate or as part of the B.S. in Informatics or other programs.

“The prediction is that the most robust opportunities for people who want to work in the legal industry will be at the intersection of law and technology.”
Sara Anne Hook, Professor of Informatics/Human-Centered Computing

Why study Legal Informatics at SOIC?

Convenience

All courses are taught online, to fit easily into your schedule. You can complete this certificate in less than 12 months.

Relevance

Our faculty are experts in the field of law and technology, with over 100 years of combined experience in the legal profession.

Technology

Gain expertise in the technology that law firms, courts, and law-related organizations are using right now.

Careers

Students learn the legal and ethical issues surrounding emerging technology, including:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Electronic discovery
  • Intellectual property law (copyright, patent, trademarks, and trade secrets)
  • Contracts and licensing
  • Internet of Things
  • Information governance
  • Specialized legal software
  • Social media

Potential Employers

  • Law firms
  • Government agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Courts
  • Legal software vendors
  • Consulting firms

Certificate Requirements

Students must complete the five courses listed below with a grade of a C or higher. All courses are available online.

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Contact Us

Contact our advisors at soicindy@iupui.edu or 317-278-4636 or Sara Anne Hook at sahook@iupui.edu or 317-278-7690.