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Arizona State University is an institution that embraces change and innovation in all forms, [and our decision to allow applicants to use generative AI like ChatGPT] will allow for the responsible use of this rapidly evolving technology when future students prepare their application materials.
— An ASU Law spokesperson, in a comment given to Law.com on the school’s decision to allow applicants to use artificial intelligence tools in their admissions process, beginning in August. Other schools, like Michigan Law, have banned applicants from using ChatGPT in their personal statements. As noted by Dean Stacy Leeds, “We have plenty of ways of having them certify the integrity that what they are saying in their application is true, correct and complete, so that doesn’t go away—the integrity check is certainly still there.”
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