ChatGPT and the Future of Legal Education and Practice

Ajevski, Marjan; Barker, Kim; Gilbert, Andrew; Hardie, Liz and Ryan, Francine (2023). ChatGPT and the Future of Legal Education and Practice. The Law Teacher (Early Access).



The launch of ChatGPT, a natural language open-source AI platform, in November 2022 has taken the world by storm and artificial intelligence appears to be at a watershed moment in technological advancement. This article explores the emergence of ChatGPT and considers the implications for legal education and practice. It will examine how Law Schools can develop strategies for assessments to make them more challenging for generative AI while educating students on its potential in the workplace. All legal educators are now on a journey to navigate the complexities of open-source AI technology and comprehend its implications. We cannot ignore or underestimate the potential impact on both legal education and legal practice, and we must consider new methods to incorporate AI technology into our teaching.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 88664
  • Item Type
  • Journal Item
  • ISSN
  • 1943-0353
  • Project Funding Details
  • Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
    The Open UniversityNot SetThe Open University (OU)
  • Keywords
  • ChatGPT; artificial intelligence; AI; legal education; legal practice; technology
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Law
    Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
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  • © 2023 Association of Law Teachers
  • Depositing User
  • Andrew Gilbert