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Caitlin Moon

Director of Innovation Design, Program on Law & Innovation (PoLI)
Director of PoLI Institute
Lecturer in Law

As director of innovation design for the Program on Law and Innovation (PoLI), Caitlin "Cat" Moon collaborates in the design of the J.D. curriculum for PoLI with the goal to empower students to lead in the innovation of 21st century legal services delivery. As part of her work in PoLI, Moon founded and directs the PoLI Institute, which provides interactive executive education to legal professionals. She also co-founded and produces the Summit on Law and Innovation, which brings together experts across legal, technology, and other disciplines in collaborative innovation projects. She currently teaches Legal Problem Solving, a course in human-centered design for law, Law as a Business, Leading in the Law, Legal Operations, and Blockchain and Smart Contracts. As a member of the Radiological Sciences faculty, Moon works across disciplines to further innovation at Vanderbilt, and also serves on the leadership team for the School of Medicine’s Medical Innovators Development Program. In addition to her roles at Vanderbilt, Moon works with law firms, legal departments and law schools globally to apply the methods and mindsets of human-centered design to re-imagine legal professional formation and modernize the delivery of legal services. Her current research focuses on innovation in legal professional formation and includes co-creation of a 21st century framework for lawyer competency, the Delta Model. Before joining the Vanderbilt Law faculty, Moon provided legal counsel and strategic guidance to start-up companies throughout her 20 years of legal practice in Nashville. Her service work includes a current term on the College of Law Practice Management’s Board of Trustees and the advisory board for the MIT Computational Law Report. Moon also is a co-organizer of the Music City Legal Hackers, sponsored by PoLI and part of the global Legal Hackers community, which brings together legal professionals, technologists, designers, and other professionals to create technology solutions to provide access to justice and legal services.