Legal Analytics & Innovation Initiative Certificate

Legal scholars, law firms, and legal technology entrepreneurs have begun to exploit advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, programming, and high-performance computing to process large data sets and glean new insights from unstructured data, such as court documents, contracts, and other legal material.

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Core competencies

The Certificate is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of data management, data processing, data visualization, prediction, and modern techniques to assess, model, and analyze real-world problems involving legal data. The curriculum comprises 15 credit hours from required courses. Six of the 15 credit hours will come from non-COL classes. (See FAQ here.) In addition, students must take a minimum of six credits from a designated list of electives. Students will participate in substantial experiential components and will complete a major writing assignment to satisfy the COL’s writing requirement.

Market Need

A strong market exists for lawyers who are familiar with and experienced in the tools of legal analytics, using computational and statistical modeling, analysis, and visualization of various kinds of legal data to accomplish both descriptive and predictive goals.

Contact Information

Get started by downloading the packet. Have additional questions? Contact the Legal Analytics & Innovation Initiative’s Executive Director, Ben Chapman, at or at 404-413-9274.