Caitlin ‘Cat’ Moon

Director of Innovation Design | Vanderbilt Law School

Caitlin (Cat) Moon is a legal innovator, educator, and researcher at Vanderbilt Law School, where she teaches the Program on Law and Innovation (PoLI) and its executive education platform, the PoLI Institute. She also co-created the Summit on Law and Innovation (SoLI), a collaborative event that brings together experts from law, technology, and beyond to work on legal innovation projects.

Cat teaches a variety of courses that equip law students with the skills and mindsets they need to thrive in the 21st century legal profession, such as human-centred design, data analytics, artificial intelligence, legal operations, and business acumen. She also collaborates with the Medical Innovators Development Program and the Radiological Sciences faculty at Vanderbilt School of Medicine to foster cross-disciplinary innovation in medicine and law.

Cat’s research explores how we can use innovation and human-centred design to improve access to justice and legal services. She also studies how lawyers can develop holistically as professionals in the modern world. Cat is a co-founder of the Delta Model, a framework for lawyer competency in the 21st century, and Design Your Delta, a playbook for holistic professional development based on human-centred design principles and methods.

Cat is an active member of the legal innovation community. She serves on the advisory board of the MIT Computational Law Report, is a Fellow and Trustee in the College of Law Practice Management, has been recognised by FastCase 50 and the ABA’s Women of Legal Tech, and serves on the advisory boards for North Carolina Legal Aid’s Innovation Lab and the Justice Tech Association. She also co-founded the American Legal Technology awards, which celebrate excellence in legal technology and innovation.

Cat regularly speaks, facilitates workshops, and coaches individuals around the world on how to use human-centred design methods and processes to lead innovation in the legal profession and lawyer professional formation. Before joining Vanderbilt Law’s faculty, where she also graduated from, she practiced law for over two decades and still holds an active law licence.

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