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Legal Informatics

Undergraduate Certificate

Legal informatics has been described as "the study of the application of information technologies to the field of law and the use of these technologies by legal professionals." Legal informatics also includes the law related to technology, such as intellectual property law, and security.

The IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Legal Informatics focuses on the effective use of cutting-edge technology in the study and practice of law. The program is designed for individuals seeking to join 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.

As a student in the program, you learn 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, and protect the intellectual property of an organization.

Your IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Legal Informatics prepares you to work in law firms, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, courts, legal software vendors, and consulting firms i n such careers as: 

  • Cybersecurity specialist 
  • Electronic discovery specialist 
  • Intellectual property law consultant 
  • Contracts and licensing specialist
  • Internet of things consultant 
  • Information governance advisor  
  • Social media advisor 
  • Legal software specialist
  • Legal data analyst 
  • Compliance analyst 

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Undergraduate Certificate in Legal Informatics, you must complete 15 credit hours.

NOTE: If you choose to pursue the IU Online BS in Informatics, these certificate courses may apply to your degree requirements. Completion of the certificate program does not guarantee admission to the bachelor's degree program.

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To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. Admissions requirements vary.
NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states
To apply to this program: 
  • Complete application for admission.  
  • Complete an essay (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours).  
  • Submit high school transcript or equivalent (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours).  
  • International applicants may be asked for additional materials.  
  • Submit official transcripts to mycredit@iupui.edu or:  
       IUPUI Office of Undergraduate Admissions        
       Cavanaugh Hall 147 
       425 University Boulevard 
       Indianapolis, IN 46202



INFO-I 330Legal and Social Informatics of Security3 Credits
INFO-I 350Foundations in Legal Informatics3 Credits
INFO-I 410Electronic Discovery3 Credits
INFO-I 470Litigation Support Systems and Courtroom Presentation3 Credits
NEWM-N 480Technology and the Law3 Credits

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $308.02
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $924.06

Additional fees will apply.

-This program is ineligible for financial aid. 

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $400.43
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1201.29
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