Certificate in Legal Informatics

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.


You can complete this certificate entirely online.

Apply credits towards B.S.

The certificate completes the beginning portion of an undergraduate degree through Luddy Indianapolis.


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

Note: All courses are asynchronous, except those denoted with  *  have synchronous labs.

Students must earn a C- or higher in each course and maintain a 2.0 GPA to graduate with the Data Studies certificate. All required courses are available online.

This plan of study is subject to revision.

Why data matters


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.

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 IU Indianapolis as an undergraduate student.

Current students

Contact your advisor to add this certificate to your major.

New students

You will need to apply to IU Indianapolis as an undergraduate student.