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Generative AI and the Courts


Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 6:00 PM

Program Description:

Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools have progressed to the point where they can not only predict trends based on past data, but also perform actions based on natural language prompts, and generate documents and artistic works. While many law-specific tools using this technology are still in their initial stages, these “generative” AI tools have already made their way to the courthouse with mixed results. Prof. Lazebnik will discuss how this AI works, how it is different from AI currently used in legal practice, how courts have addressed the use of this AI, and how this AI may affect how evidence should be examined at trial.


Ron Lazebnik is the Academic Director of Fordham’s Center on Law and Information Policy, the Director of Fordham’s JD Externship Program, and the Director of the school’s Law and Technology Clinic. His academic and scholarly interests include IP law, Information Law, and the intersection of law and technology. Before joining Fordham, he was in private practice, where he helped represent clients in various matters involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and general commercial litigation. He has also assisted in the defense of corporations and government agencies being investigated by the SEC, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and the U.S. Department of Justice. Professor Lazebnik is a graduate of Harvard Law School, and holds a Master’s degree in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

CLE Credits:

2.0 Areas of Professional Practice (transitional/non-transitional)