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Certificate in Legal Informatics

Apply emerging technology in the field of law


You complete this certificate entirely online.

Technology is changing the legal landscape. Prepare yourself to lead the way by earning our certificate in Legal Informatics.

You can become part of a legal team without having to earn a law degree. Our graduates are advocates for the best use of information technology in law, helping lawyers to better meet the needs of their clients and enhancing the quality of legal services.

Justice in the electronic age

You can learn how to use the latest legal digital technology to make law firms and law-related organizations more efficient, enhancing the productivity of busy lawyers.

With a legal informatics certificate, you’ll be prepared to:

  • Implement specialized technology in law firms and law-related organizations
  • Assist with presenting a legal case in court
  • Handle electronic evidence with confidence
  • Incorporate effective information governance into any organization
  • Establish proper security and privacy programs
  • Protect an organization’s intellectual property

You can earn the Certificate in Legal Informatics as a free-standing certificate or as part of our B.S. in Informatics or other programs. The free-standing certificate is not eligible for financial aid.

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“The prediction is that the most robust opportunities for people who want to work in the legal industry will be at the intersection of law and technology.”
Sara Anne Hook, Emeritus Professor, Informatics

Why earn our Legal Informatics certificate?


All courses are taught online, to fit easily into your schedule. You can complete this certificate in less than 12 months.


Our faculty are experts in the field of law and technology, with over 100 years of combined experience in the legal profession.


Gain expertise in the technology that law firms, courts, and law-related organizations are using right now.


Students learn the legal and ethical issues surrounding emerging technology, including:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Electronic discovery
  • Intellectual property law (copyright, patent, trademarks, and trade secrets)
  • Contracts and licensing
  • Internet of Things
  • Information governance
  • Specialized legal software
  • Social media

Potential Employers

  • Law firms
  • Government agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Courts
  • Legal software vendors
  • Consulting firms

Certificate Requirements

Students must complete the five courses listed below with a grade of a C- or higher and maintain a 2.0 GPA. All courses are available online.

Getting started

You can earn this as a stand-alone certificate, or as part of an undergraduate degree. To get started, you’ll need to be admitted to IUPUI as an undergraduate student.

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