Are other schools using generative AI tools?
AI has been around in education for quite some time (Turnitin, Grammarly, IBM Watson), but the generative AI/large language models we're talking about here like OpenAI’s ChatGPT 3.5 and its successor GPT-4, as well as Google’s Bard and Microsoft’s Bing Chat, have charted a drastically different path. Some schools and universities have chosen to ban ChatGPT and AI tools outright, either by banning them on school networks or devices, locking down exams, or instituting AI detection programs. But there’s no stopping students from accessing these tools from a personal phone or computer at home, even with exam protections, or AI detection programs in place. Large language models will have a transformative effect on the education industry and many schools are still figuring out what the future holds for them. In recent months, more schools have shifted to teaching ChatGPT, so students aren’t left behind.
Are law faculty using it?
Yes, faculty across law schools are using ChatGPT and other generative AI tools to write their syllabus, create slides, design learning outcomes, suggest hypotheticals, and even for grading rubrics. Of course you want to be sure to add greater context, nuance, alignment with your course concepts and learning objectives, etc. rather than relying solely on AI generated material. If you choose to use it, do acknowledge your use of generative AI every time, e.g. “ChatGPT helped with the creation of this syllabus."