As director of innovation design for the Program on Law and Innovation, Caitlin "Cat" Moon designs the J.D. curriculum for PoLI with the goal of empowering students to lead in the innovation of 21st century legal services delivery. Professor Moon also founded and directs the PoLI Institute, which provides interactive post-graduate 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 has developed and teaches several core courses in the Law and Innovation curriculum, including Law as a Business, Data in Law Practice, Legal Project Management, Leading in the Law, a skills course, and Legal Problem Solving, which focuses on human-centered design for law.
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 leadership and legal professional formation and modernize the delivery of legal services. Her current research focuses on innovation leadership and legal professional formation and includes co-creation of a 21st century framework for lawyer competency, the Delta Model. Moon maintains an active law license and, before joining the Vanderbilt Law faculty, she provided legal counsel and strategic guidance to start-up companies through her Nashville-based legal practice for over 20 years. She serves on the College of Law Practice Management’s Board of Trustees and on the advisory boards of the MIT Computational Law Report and the Justice Technology Association. Moon was recognized in 2016 by the American Bar Association among the inaugural Women in Legal Tech and as a Fastcase 50 honoree. She received the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services' 2017 Janice M. Holder Award, which recognizes a legal professional who "has made significant contributions in advancing the quality of justice statewide by ensuring the legal system is open and available to all."
Data in Law Practice
Designing a Life in the Law