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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 in 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 masters program.


    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

    Application Deadlines
    Fall Semester
    May 1
    Spring Semester
    November 1
    Summer Semester
    March 15


    • 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

    Tuition & Fees

    Cost for Indiana Residents
    • Per Credit Hour
    • Tuition: $275.17
    • 3 Credit Hours
    • Tuition: $825.51
    Cost for Out of State Residents
    • Per Credit Hour
    • Tuition: $957.58
    • 3 Credit Hours
    • Tuition: $2872.74
    Note:  Additional fees will apply.

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    • Flexibility

      Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. Classes aren't tied to a certain time or day.

    • Service you expect from a leading University

      Online learners at Indiana University have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. We're committed to providing you with the quality educational experience students have come to expect and desire from Indiana University, without needing to make sacrifices to the other commitments in your life.