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Cat Moon

Cat Moon

Host of Talk Justice, An LSC Podcast

As director of innovation design for the Program on Law and Innovation, Caitlin “Cat” Moon designs the J.D. curriculum for PoLI Institute 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 (SoLI), which brings together experts across legal, technology and other disciplines in collaborative innovation projects

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.”

Moon holds a B.A. and J.D. from Vanderbilt University, and an M.A. from Western Kentucky University. 

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Recent Episodes
May 14, 2024

Putting AI to the Test for Legal Services

Legal tech experts discuss their research and experiments with generative artificial intelligence (AI) for legal services on Talk Justice. Executive Director of the Legal Design Lab Margaret Hagan talks about her research...

February 13, 2024

AI for Self-Help and Legal Aid at the Innovations in Technology Conference

Legal tech experts discuss generative AI and its applications for legal services on the latest episode of Talk Justice. The episode was recorded live at LSC’s recent Innovations in Technology Conference (ITC) in...

January 23, 2024

Legal Tech Innovations Other Than AI 

As generative AI continues to dominate headlines, social media posts and conversations around legal technology, legal tech experts discuss other significant innovations taking place in the legal field on LSC’s Talk Justice...

December 12, 2023

Building Guidance for Legal Uses of Generative AI 

Experts discuss building tools, running experiments and sharing information to help legal professionals better understand uses for generative artificial intelligence (AI) in the legal field on this episode of Talk Justice. Host...

November 28, 2023

Momentum and Roadblocks for Regulatory Reform

Experts discuss the status of alternative legal service delivery models, the various forces pushing regulatory reform forward and the biggest obstacles to changing the legal system on LSC’s “Talk Justice” podcast. Inspired...

August 8, 2023

The First Legal Aid Innovation Lab

Guests from Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) join Cat Moon to discuss creating the nation’s first Innovation Lab housed in a civil legal aid organization on the latest episode of LSC’s...

May 9, 2023

AI’s Potential for Access to Justice

Experts discuss the potential impact of generative AI on legal services on the latest episode of LSC’s “Talk Justice” podcast, released today. Talk Justice Co-host Cat Moon is joined by guests Sam...

March 28, 2023

New Report Examines Non-Lawyer Legal Service Provider Programs in the U.S.

Experts from the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) discuss how and why states are using non-lawyer legal service providers on the latest episode of LSC’s “Talk Justice”...

February 28, 2023

How a Virtual Assembly Line Accelerated an Access-to-Justice Project

Suffolk Law Professor Quinten Steenhuis discusses his team’s successful collaboration with legal aid orgs to use technology to scale help for the courtformsonline.org project and the potential to use tech to extend...

January 31, 2023

A Recap of LSC’s Innovations in Technology Conference

Legal technology exports discuss the key themes of LSC’s recent Innovations in Technology Conference and broader questions about technology’s role in addressing the access-to-justice crisis.

December 13, 2022

Legal Access Points in Louisiana Increasing A2J Goals

How collaboration and modern data methods can support important strategic access to justice goals.