A recent survey of the legal profession confirms what may already be obvious to many, which is that the use of ChatGPT and other large language models by lawyers continues to grow, even as many remain concerned about the rate at which it is being adopted.

Not so obvious, however, is that one group that is least likely to use generative AI is law students. The survey, conducted by LexisNexis, found that only 9% of law students are currently using generative AI in their studies and only 25% say they have plans to eventually incorporate it into their work.

Why is this? Serena Wellen, senior director of product management for LexisNexis North America, digs into the survey’s findings to examine what law students are saying about generative AI.

Read what she concludes  in her article, Learning the Law with AI: Why Law School Students Are Tentative about Using ChatGPT, written for the resources library of the LawNext Legal Technology Directory.

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