ChatGPT and the Future of Law

My article ‘ChatGPT and the Future of Law’ has been published in the Journal of The Law Society of Scotland, co-written with (and led by) Pauline McBride.

We consider the use of #ChatGPT and similar technologies in legal practice, responding to the speech delivered to the Society in June by Master of the Rolls Sir Geoffrey Vos.

Although there is some potential in these technologies, we urge caution and emphasise the importance of answering key questions about their use in practice, particularly in smaller jurisdictions like Scotland.

As we suggest in the article, (Scots) lawyers must be aware of the potential of such technologies to shape the content and habits of law, and should therefore (i) take time to understand their capabilities and limitations, and (ii) get involved in policy discussions about their deployment.

You can read the article here: