Information Literacy standards (2000) Proposed application to AI in legal education

“A successful legal researcher…”
  • possesses foundational knowledge about what AI is.
  • recognizes when a tool incorporates AI.
  • identifies types of technologies in legal practice that use AI.
  • identifies and distinguishes between specific AI-driven tools.
  • finds information that is relevant to a research problem using an AI-driven tool.
  • refines research strategies based on an understanding of how a tool facilitates legal research.
  • selects an appropriate AI-driven tool to use for a specific legal research need.
  • considers criteria such as relevance, authority, credibility, currency, and bias of information sources underlying an AI-driven tool, as well as the implications of these criteria for a tool’s output.
  • reviews and critically assesses the results of an AI-driven tool in order to illuminate its strengths and limitations.
  • uses the information provided by an AI-driven tool in an appropriate manner.
  • recognizes when to update existing research or do further research to supplement information gathered through a tool.
  • documents how an AI-driven tool has assisted in research, especially when there could be a need to replicate results using the same or different tools.
  • recognizes the ethical concerns surrounding AI-driven tools and legal liability surrounding the use of these technologies.
  • considers issues of privacy and confidentiality related to using these tools to conduct legal research and writing tasks.
  • understands issues of intellectual property as they relate to AI-driven tools.