LGP 990 (01) - Law Special Topics

LawSpcTop/AI & Future of Law

Law   Franklin Pierce School of Law :: General Practice (LAW)
Online Course Delivery Method: Immersion Attendance Required
Credits: 1.0
Term: Summer 2024 - Law Immersion 2 (06/11/2024 - 06/14/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   100  
CRN: 70907
Special topics courses explore emerging developments in the law or take advantage of special expertise provided by visitors and guest faculty. Courses offered under this title are approved by the Associate Dean and may be designated to meet skills or advanced writing requirements. Special topics classes may only satisfy elective credit and are available only to law students after their first year of study and graduate students by permission.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits.
Instructors: Micky Minhas

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
6/11/2024 6/14/2024 TWRF 1:30pm - 4:30pm UNHL 229
Additional Course Details: 

AI and the Future of the Law: Perspectives from Industry


ChatGPT and Open AI has given retail users first hand experience of the power of AI.  AI is fueled by data, which is often referred to as “the new oil” – while unrefined it holds no value, properly gathered and used it powers entire industries. The collection, use, and marketing of personal data is one of the most significant resources of our time.  Large Language Models use extensive amounts of data to formulate outputs that greatly increase efficiencies in a number of domains and is transforming industries. However, in so doing, the limits of the law are being tested.  This course will explore the various legal regimes that apply to large language models, copyright, fair use defenses, data regulation, including privacy, property, and security, and where there are gaps and overlaps.


This course will explore this less-robust legal framework around data world-wide, with a particular focus on the balance between monetization of data and privacy.  Guest speakers from leading companies in the AI space will share their views, current legal issues, and perspectives on where the law will likely land.  By the end of the course, students will understand the current regulations involving usage of data, trends, differences in approach on a global level, and where laws around data usage will likely settle.  Students will experience hearing from experts on these issues, with the opportunity for interaction and engagement.  By the completion of this course students will also understand the state of law around artificial intelligence and current issues impacting the usage of data.