Law School Assessment & Pedagogy in the Time of Generative AI (75110)

Session Information: Assessment Theories & Methodologies
Session Chair: Hsiao-Chi Ho

Thursday, 23 November 2023 09:00
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 608
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

This paper considers ways in which generative AI tools such as ChatGPT may be used as part of pedagogy and assessment in law schools. Concerns have been raised that generative AI poses a significant risk of academic dishonesty in written work. To evaluate this risk in the context of legal education, in a previous project the author had ChatGPT generate answers to twenty-four different exams from an English-language law school based in a common law jurisdiction. While that project suggested that for the most part conventional law school assessments are for the time being relatively immune from the threat generative AI brings, this is unlikely to remain the case as the technology advances. However, as the appropriate use of generative AI is almost certain to be a necessary skill in all forms of knowledge work in the future, this paper considers ways in which generative AI tools can be incorporated into the legal classroom, and reports on early results from the author’s own teaching experience. While it is clear that generative AI technologies will change how universities teach and assess (across disciplines), a solution of prevention or denial is no solution at all.

Authors:
Stuart Hargreaves, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


About the Presenter(s)
Stuart Hargreaves is an Associate Professor of Law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests include constitutional law, privacy law, and legal education.

Connect on Linkedin
http://www.linkedin.com/in/shargreaves

Additional website of interest
http://www.law.cuhk.edu.hk/en/people/info.php?id=20

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