AI Tools for Lawyers: A Practical Guide

35 Pages Posted: 14 Apr 2023 Last revised: 27 Oct 2023

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Daniel Schwarcz

University of Minnesota Law School

Jonathan H. Choi

University of Southern California; University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Date Written: March 29, 2023

Abstract

This Article provides lawyers and law students with practical and specific guidance on how to effectively use AI large language models (LLMs), like GPT-4, Bing Chat, and Bard, in legal research and writing. Focusing on GPT-4 – the most advanced LLM that is widely available at the time of this writing – it emphasizes that lawyers can use traditional legal skills to refine and verify LLM legal analysis. In the process, lawyers and law students can effectively turn freely-available LLMs into highly productive personal legal assistants.

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Large Language Model, Legal Research and Writing, GPT, ChatGPT

Suggested Citation

Schwarcz, Daniel and Choi, Jonathan H., AI Tools for Lawyers: A Practical Guide (March 29, 2023). 108 Minnesota Law Review Headnotes 1 (2023), Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4404017 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4404017

Daniel Schwarcz (Contact Author)

University of Minnesota Law School ( email )

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Jonathan H. Choi

University of Southern California ( email )

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Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States

University of Southern California Gould School of Law ( email )

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Los Angeles, CA 90089
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