In this assignment, students learn how ChatGPT works. Then they compare a response ChatGPT gives on a legal question and compares it to legal sources that ChatGPT includes in its response. Then they write a short reflection on the accuracy of the response and ethical considerations a student or attorney may need to work through before using ChatGPT to answer legal questions. The purpose of this assignment is to test the limitations of ChatGPT to increase students’ information literacy. Specifically, students should recognize that ChatGPT routinely creates fake facts, publications, citations, and law that sounds plausible, but may or may not be true. Students will further learn how to critically analyze the veracity of Chat GPT’s responses and understand that this analysis must be used every time they intend to use text produced by generative AI tools such as ChatGPT, as well as the professional consequences for failing to do so.
Intermediate Undergrads, Senior level, Graduate or Professional level
Student Learning Outcomes
Information Literacy, Critical Inquiry and Analysis
Carolyn Williams. "Checking ChatGPT for Accuracy" (2023). AI Assignment Library. 36.
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