Certificate in Legal Informatics
Apply emerging technology in the field of law
You complete this certificate entirely online.
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 legal informatics certificate, 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 free-standing certificate is not eligible for financial aid.
“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?
All courses are taught online, to fit easily into your schedule. You can complete this certificate in less than 12 months.
Our faculty are experts in the field of law and technology, with over 100 years of combined experience in the legal profession.
Gain expertise in the technology that law firms, courts, and law-related organizations are using right now.
Students learn the legal and ethical issues surrounding emerging technology, including:
- Electronic discovery
- Intellectual property law (copyright, patent, trademarks, and trade secrets)
- Contracts and licensing
- Internet of Things
- Information governance
- Specialized legal software
- Social media
- Law firms
- Government agencies
- Nonprofit organizations
- Legal software vendors
- Consulting firms
Students must complete the five courses listed below with a grade of a C or higher. All courses are available online.
- INFO-I 330 Legal and Social Informatics of Security (Fall, Spring, or Summer)
- INFO-I 350 Foundations in Legal Informatics (Fall only)
- INFO-I 410 Electronic Discovery (Fall or Spring)
- INFO-I 470 Litigation Support Systems and Courtroom Presentation (Summer only)
- NEWM-N 480 Technology and the Law (Fall or Spring)