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Caitlin Moon

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

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, Legal Project Management, Leading in the Law, a skills course, and Legal Problem Solving, which focuses on human-centered design for law. She also teaches a short course in Blockchains, a form of decentralized database, that addresses the implications of this technology for legal practice. 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. She serves on the College of Law Practice Management’s Board of Trustees and on the advisory board for the MIT Computational Law Report.