Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Legal Education: Lessons from The United Kingdom and South Africa

Victor Nonso Enebeli


This article explores the transformative impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on legal education, drawing insights from experiences in the United Kingdom and South Africa. Examining the integration of AI technologies into legal curricula, the study investigates how these advancements enhance educational methodologies, prepare students for evolving legal landscapes, and address potential challenges. By analyzing the distinct approaches adopted in the UK and South Africa, this research aims to extract valuable lessons that can inform the global evolution of legal education in the context of rapid technological change. The objective of this comprehensive task is to conduct an analysis and comparison of the methodologies employed by two nations, delineating their respective approaches, the obstacles encountered, and the potential prospects for their attainment. It has been found out that United Kingdom is more advanced and utilized AI approaches to support the legal matters whilst South Africa is still in progressive stages in terms of developing strong legal framework and intervention of suitable AI approaches. This study places emphasis on the challenges, common uses, and methods related to information systems within global systems and legal systems. The present analysis is grounded in the notion of envisioning the future of legal education by means of an artificial intelligence system while also providing recommendations for nations seeking to enhance their legal education systems through the integration of technology.

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Legal Education, United Kingdom, South Africa

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/15-1-10

Publication date: January 31st 2024

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