THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) IN LEGAL EDUCATION

Authors

  • Sodiq Sunkanmi Mustapha Islamic Law Department, College of Law, Fountain University, Osogbo, Osun State

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.53704/fulaj.v1i2.546

Abstract

The legal profession is rapidly evolving, driven by technology and artificial intelligence (AI). Traditional legal education methods struggle to equip graduates with the skills needed to thrive in this new environment. This paper explores how AI and technology can revolutionize legal education, creating a more engaging, effective, and accessible experience for students. A range of AI and technology tools can enhance legal education. Digital and virtual libraries provide vast, readily accessible resources. AI-powered research assistants, legal research bots, and citation generation software streamline the research process, saving time and effort. Virtual classrooms offer flexibility and scalability, allowing students to learn from anywhere in the world. Interactive simulations through virtual legal clinics, case management software, and simulated courtroom environments provide practical experience with legal scenarios. AI can even assist in assessment and certification, offering automated grading and plagiarism detection. These tools offer numerous benefits. AI-powered research tools enhance research efficiency and effectiveness. Virtual libraries and online platforms improve accessibility, making legal education more attainable. Virtual legal clinics and simulations help students develop practical skills. AI-powered tutors and mentors can personalize the learning experience. Finally, AI can streamline assessment and certification processes. Integrating AI and technology requires collaboration. Law schools need to invest in faculty training, develop dedicated courses on AI and the law, and update curriculums to incorporate these tools. Additionally, ethical considerations regarding fairness, equity, and responsible use of AI must be addressed. By embracing AI and technology, legal education can prepare future lawyers for the challenges and opportunities of the modern legal landscape. Educational institutions, legal education councils, and the government all have roles to play. Institutions need clear policies on technology integration, while the government can help negotiate affordable technology for educational use. Regulatory frameworks can ensure institutions meet technology-related benchmarks for accreditation. In conclusion, AI and technology offer a transformative opportunity for legal education. By integrating these tools thoughtfully and deliberately, we can create a future where legal education is more engaging, effective, and accessible for all students.

 

Keywords: Technology, Artificial Intellectual, Legal Education and Regulatory frameworks

 

 

 

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2024-05-15