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Michigan Law School Bans ChatGPT Generated Applications

By Natasha Bakirci

At a London party in 1883, Oscar Wilde, arguably one of the greatest literary geniuses of all time, begrudgingly remarked on painter James McNeill Whistler's witticism with "I wish I had said that." Whistler reportedly quipped "You will Oscar, you will." American playwright William Inge famously claimed, "Originality is…

Are DEI Positions and Policies at Law Firms on Risky Legal Ground?

By Joseph Fawbush, Esq.

Many businesses have made diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) a priority. Law firms are no exception. Yet law firms, particularly national firms, have recently come under fire for the diversity efforts they've undertaken in the last several years. Nor is the legal field unique in this regard. Starbucks, Amazon, and…

Freedom of Speech or Freedom from Consequences? ABA Proposes Freedom of Expression Rules at Law Schools

By A.J. Firstman

The fight over so-called "cancel culture" is alive and well on college campuses across the nation, and law schools are no exception. Guest lecturers, potential professors, current faculty, and even Supreme Court justices have been the victims of severe criticism and protests by law students in recent years, and the American…

Silverman Goes for the Gold

By A.J. Firstman

The term "generative AI" may be a bit of a misnomer. AI platforms like ChatGPT may seem like they produce answers to queries using humanlike intelligence and creativity, but the reality is that their intelligence is an illusion created by complex systems working off of broad and deep datasets.

Judge in Parkland High School Shooting Case Reprimanded for Bias

By Eric Harvey, J.D. and Vaidehi Mehta, Esq.

Judges are supposed to be unbiased, but the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission found that a certain judge in the Sunshine State is not the exemplar. The Commission, which oversees Florida state judges' conduct, recommended a formal reprimand for Judge Elizabeth Scherer. If you think you don't know that is, she's…

Federal Judge Fights the Use of Artificial Intelligence in His Courtroom

By A.J. Firstman

The rise of artificial intelligence and sophisticated language models like ChatGPT has created nearly as many headaches as opportunities. Educators from middle school to postgrad have suddenly been forced to contend with a sea of AI-generated work, much of it nearly indistinguishable from the genuine article. Writers of every persuasion have…

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