T14 law school bans ChatGPT on application essays
A ChatGPT ban at the University of Michigan Law School is apparently a first by a law school. Image from Shutterstock.
The University of Michigan Law School is requiring applicants to certify that they didn’t use ChatGPT or other artificial intelligence tools when drafting personal statements and essays.
The law school may be the first to adopt such a policy, but it won’t be the last, said law school admissions consultant Mike Spivey in an interview with Reuters. He predicts that half of the law schools will adopt some kind of artificial intelligence policy for applications this year, and nearly all will have such policies next year.
He thinks that some policies, however, will merely require disclosure for whether the student used ChatGPT or AI for their applications.
The University of Michigan Law School is tied for a No. 10 ranking by U.S. News & World Report.