Generative AI and Finding the Law

116 (No. 4) Law Library Journal ____

51 Pages Posted: 23 Oct 2023 Last revised: 23 May 2024

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Paul D. Callister

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law - Leon E. Bloch Law Library

Date Written: December 8, 2023

Abstract

Legal information science requires, among other things, principles and theories. The article states six principles or considerations that any discussion of generative AI large language models and their role in finding the law must include. The article concludes that law librarianship will increasingly become legal information science and require new paradigms. In addition to the six principles, the article applies ecological holistic media theory to understand the relationship of the legal community’s cognitive authority, institutions, techné (technology, medium and method), geopolitical factors, and the past and future to understand the changes in this information milieu. The article also explains generative AI, and finally, presents some examples of generative AI responses to various legal research problems and the issues that present themselves in such circumstances..

Keywords: generative AI, generative artificial intelligence, artificial intelligence, AI, legal research, media theory, law and stability, legal information science

Suggested Citation

Callister, Paul D., Generative AI and Finding the Law (December 8, 2023). 116 (No. 4) Law Library Journal ____, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4608268 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4608268

Paul D. Callister (Contact Author)

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law - Leon E. Bloch Law Library ( email )

5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
United States

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