AI Course to Teach Legal Writing with Generative AI Tools

Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer confined to the realm of science and technology; it has now permeated the field of law. This semester, the NYCU School of Law is set to launch a course on using ChatGPT for composing legal documents, taught by Associate Professor Mark L. Shope. In addition to ChatGPT, this course will introduce students to various generative AI tools such as Bing AI, Google’s Bard, and Anthropic’s Claude and their applications in the legal domain. Associate Professor Mark L. Shope's research focuses on the impact of artificial intelligence on legal practices and cross-border transactions facilitated by blockchain technology. He has also authored a specialized handbook titled "The AI Writing Assistant Handbook for Law."

Dean Chen emphasizes the crucial educational mission of providing students with sufficient knowledge to meet the demands of the legal practice. AI has brought unprecedented changes to the legal profession in Western countries, and the law school aims to assist legal professionals in preparing for these developments. Capitalizing on Yang Ming Chiao Tung University's robust research capabilities in artificial intelligence, we have introduced multiple AI-related courses in recent years. Furthermore, student teams have actively participated in legal tech hackathons, achieving commendable results. The AI-assisted writing course is poised to become a flagship program in the School of Law's pursuit of AI research and development.

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