Cat Moon

Cat Moon

Caitlin “Cat” Moon is the Director of Innovation Design for the Program in Law and Innovation (PoLI) at Vanderbilt Law School, where she works with faculty and collaborators from other disciplines to design new PoLI curriculum offerings for JD students. Most recently she launched the PoLI Institute, which offers deep dives through immersion workshops into the tools, methods, and processes of innovation. Cat also works with others across the legal spectrum to design and implement strategic innovation and change management initiatives.

Cat’s primary goal is to bring the mindsets and tools of innovation—best practices, if you will—to the legal profession so that we can do better and be better.

A motto that Cat lives by is, “Replace fear with curiosity.”

Guest Appearances
March 12, 2024

Confronting the Legal Tech Justice Gap

Experts discuss the vast funding gap in legal tech. LSC President Ron Flagg hosts the conversation with guests Bob Ambrogi, lawyer and award-winning legal tech journalist, and Cat Moon, director of innovation...

May 23, 2022

The Delta Model: Lawyer Readiness and Competency Post-Covid

The pandemic made many things change at a rapid pace, but even with this evolution, the same competency areas are still needed to thrive in the practice of law. On Balance hosts...

December 9, 2021

#358: What It Means to Be a Holistic Lawyer, with Cat Moon

Cat Moon joins to discuss innovation & design in the legal field and the influence of COVID going forward

February 13, 2019

#211: The Innovative Lawyer Mindset, with Cat Moon

Cat Moon talks about how to achieve basic design competence, some lessons on innovation and design, and what role law schools can or should have in solving problems like access to justice.

October 8, 2018

Clio Cloud 2018: Human-Centered Design for Lawyers

Cat Moon talks about a human-centered design for law and the power of curiosity to drive innovation in the legal profession.

May 17, 2018

Solving Legal Problems at the Summit on Law and Innovation

Cat Moon talks about how the conference can help legal problem solving, which direction SoLi will go next year, and changes in Vanderbilt’s curriculum.