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ChatGPT and Generative AI Legal Research Guide

Concerns About Cheating in Law Schools

Best Practices for Disclosure and Citation When Using Artificial Intelligence Tools, Mark Shope, Georgetown Law Journal Online, January 2023 

This article serves as a guide to best practices for disclosing the use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools in legal writing, specifically focusing on their application in drafting law review articles and law school course materials. It proposes a framework for disclosure and citation of AI tools, such as ChatGPT, in writing. The guide is designed to be adaptable to various authors, institutions, and academic communities, based on their specific norms and philosophies. It provides concrete examples of AI usage and offers suggestions for properly disclosing and citing the AI's contribution in textual output. Moreover, it offers policies that professors and journals can implement in classrooms and submission guidelines, respectively. 

ChatGPT and Law Exams, EJIL Talk, April 28, 2023

The article delves into the use of ChatGPT, an AI chatbot created by OpenAI, in academic exams, with a particular emphasis on law school exams. While the program has the capability to answer complicated exam questions impressively, its application raises concerns about cheating and fairness, given that exams are intended to assess the student's abilities. The author suggests prohibiting the use of ChatGPT in exams as a potential solution, but enforcing it may pose challenges, particularly for online exams. The article also discusses the possibility of imposing a watermark on ChatGPT type programs as a solution, but this is regarded as unfeasible. The use of ChatGPT in academic settings presents a distinct challenge, necessitating long-term adaptation.

T14 Law School Is One of First to Set Guidelines For Student Use Of ChatGPT, Above the Law, April 24, 2023

According to the article, the University of California, Berkeley has established guidelines for student usage of ChatGPT, an AI-powered chatbot created by OpenAI, making it one of the first law schools to do so. The guidelines permit students to utilize ChatGPT for research and grammar correction, but they prohibit the usage of the chatbot for exams or assignments that are to be submitted.

Some Law Professors Fear ChatGPT's Rise as Others See Opportunity, Reuters, January 10, 2023

The article explores how law professors have different views on ChatGPT, a chatbot that can answer legal questions. Some professors are worried that ChatGPT will enable cheating and undermine legal education. Others see ChatGPT as a useful tool that law students should learn how to use effectively.

Enraged Worries That Generative AI ChatGPT Spurs Students to Vastly Cheat When Writing Essays, Spawns Spellbound Attention for AI Ethics and AI Law, Forbes, December 18, 2022

The article discusses concerns about students using AI like ChatGPT to cheat on essays, raising ethical and legal questions. It highlights the growing attention on AI ethics and regulations due to the potential for widespread cheating and the need to address these issues in the education system.