Ryan McCarl (UCLA School of Law) has posted “The Limits of Law and AI” (University of Cincinnati Law Review, 2022) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
For thirty years, scholars in the field of law and artificial intelligence (AI) have explored the extent to which tasks performed by lawyers and judges can be assisted by computers. This article describes the medium-term outlook for AI technologies and explains the obstacles to making legal work computable. I argue that while AI-based software is likely to improve legal research and support human decisionmaking, it is unlikely to replace traditional legal work or otherwise transform the practice of law.