Dan Schwarcz

Daniel Schwarcz

Fredrikson & Byron Professor of Law
Distinguished University Teaching Professor

Amy B. Monahan

Distinguished McKnight University Professor
The Melvin Steen & Corporate Donors Professor

Profs. Daniel Schwarcz, Amy Monahan, and Jon Choi (USC Gould School of Law) Publish Study that Reveals AI’s Impact on Legal Work Increases Speed Without Harming Quality

A new study, entitled “Lawyering in the Age of Artificial Intelligence,” was released by two University of Minnesota Law Professors, Daniel Schwarcz and Amy Monahan, and University of Southern California Gould School of Law Professor Jon Choi. The study reports the results of the first randomized controlled trial of AI assistance’s effect on human legal analysis, finding that access to AI along with basic training on how to use it leads to large and consistent increases in speed on various lawyering tasks such as drafting a memo, a contract, a complaint, and an employee handbook. Just as importantly, it does so without harming the quality of the resulting work. These results have already generated media attention, as evidenced by a Bloomberg Law article reporting on the results of the study.