Caitlin (Cat) Moon

As director of innovation design for the Program on Law and Innovation, Caitlin “Cat” Moon works with PoLI colleagues to design the curriculum for  the J.D. program and the PoLI Institute, which provides interactive training in legal innovation to practicing lawyers and legal professionals. Moon also co-founded and produces the Summit on Law and Innovation, which brings together experts across legal, technology, and other disciplines in collaborative legal innovation projects. She currently teaches Legal Problem Solving, a course in human-centered design for law, the Law as a Business, and Blockchain and Smart Contracts. In addition to her role at Vanderbilt, Moon works with law firms, legal departments and law schools globally to bring a human-centered design perspective to re-imagining the delivery of legal services and legal education. She regularly speaks and facilitates workshops across the U.S. and Europe on the application of human-centered design and creativity to realizing innovation in both the legal profession and legal education. With a deep interest in the intersection of law and blockchain technology, Moon founded Ledger.Law, a consultancy providing companies and law firms with counsel on blockchain related to regulation, policy, and legal structure. Before joining the Vanderbilt Law faculty and founding Ledger.Law,  Moon provided legal counsel and strategic guidance to start-up companies throughout her 20 years of legal practice in Nashville. She  serves on the College of Law Practice Management Board of Trustees and is an advisory board member of the MIT Computational Law Report. She also serves on the leadership team for the Vanderbilt School of Medicine’s Medial Innovators Development Program. Moon also is a co-organizer of the Music City Legal Hackathon, sponsored by PoLI and part of the global Legal Hackers community, which brings together legal professionals, technologists, designers, and other professionals to create technology solutions to provide access to justice and legal services.


Cat and I discussed the “innovative lawyer mindset” on The Lawyerist Podcast in 2019:

Published on January 10th, 2022, by Sam Glover.