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Dakota Coates is an associate at Ice Miller.
Dakota graduated, magna cum laude, from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law with a minor in education policy. While in law school, he served as vice president of the Student Bar Association. as Additionally, he was president, vice president, and a Maurer representative for Indiana University’s Graduate and Professional Student Government. In these roles, Dakota was heavily involved in the redrafting of IU Bloomington’s Title IX policies, the creation of an array of COVID-19 procedures and was a key player in the expansion of Indiana University’s food security initiatives.
During law school, Dakota was also active in the Sherman Minton and Philip C. Jessup Moot Court competitions, and he continues to serve as a judge for various Moot Court competitions.
Additionally, Dakota was a research extern for the Indiana Legislative Services Agency and a research assistant to Angie Raymond, Scott Shackleford, Charles Geyh, Steve Sanders and Jennifer Pacella. Dakota has performed research across an array of fields including corporate/political ethics, higher education due process law, Title IX, judicial independence, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.
Dakota earned a Bachelor of Science in business from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business with majors in information systems and law, ethics and decision making, as well as a minor in political science.
Outside the office, Dakota is heavily involved in food security efforts throughout Indiana and is an ardent advocate of expanding the state’s first-generation college student support programs. His interests also include film criticism, musicals, event planning, teaching and politics.
Published In
  • “Artificial Intelligence Governance and Policy: A Practical Guide to Identifying, Understanding, and Mitigating Legal Risks Associated with AI,” Leading Legal Disruption: Artificial Intelligence and a Toolkit for Lawyers and the Law, 353, 2021
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