Technology Law Summer Webinar Series: Dispelling the Myths of ChatGPT & Promoting Critical Use

Date: Wednesday, June 28th, 2 – 2:45 pm EST


Discussion Description:

We hear that AI will let students ace exams without studying or produce written work (even legal documents) that are indistinguishable from human-written work. This has led some to suggest abandoning written assessments entirely, while others have developed AI detectors that can supposedly detect AI-produced work. Yet both the overblown fears and the reactionary solutions are rooted in myths about AI, and uncritically accepting these myths will negatively impact our students, especially our students with disabilities. In this session, the presenters will dispel the myths and explore how to use ChatGPT as a beneficial academic support tool to boost the learning experience of disabled students.

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Jennifer Wondracek, Director of Law Library & Professor of Legal Writing at Capital University Law School

Professor Jennifer Wondracek brings thirteen years of law librarian and teaching experience to the law school. Professor Wondracek most recently served as the Director of Legal Educational Technology for UNT Dallas, which allowed her to build her expertise in legal technology and help establish a technology competency requirement for the JD program at the school. In January 2021, Professor Wondracek was selected as an ABA LTRC Women of Legal Tech honoree. Professor Wondracek also served as a law librarian at the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law, Elon University School of Law, and Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law. Prior to becoming a law librarian, she worked with North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services as a Staff Attorney. Professor Wondracek has shared her experience over her seventeen year career with a variety of audiences at conferences and CLEs such as the ABA Techshow, the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting, the CALI Conference, the Dallas Bar Association, and the Texas Bar Association.

Professor Wondracek is an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), including  several special interest sections, such as Research instruction and Patron Services (past Chair),  Government Documents (past Chair), and Academic Law Libraries. In addition, she seeks to be active locally, having worked with several of the regional chapters of AALL, including Dallas Association of Law Librarians (past President) and the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries, as well as her local Bar Associations, including Dallas Bar Association (Committee member for Continuing Legal Education, Library, and Courthouse committees). Professor Wondracek has already sought out the local Ohio law librarian and bar associations to become an active member of her new legal community.


Rebecca Fordon, Law Librarian at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Rebecca Fordon is a law librarian at the Moritz Law Library, where she provides reference and research services to faculty, students, and the public. She also teaches Legal Analysis and Writing I.

Previously, Professor Fordon was Faculty Services Librarian at UCLA School of Law’s Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library, where she also taught Advanced Legal Research. And prior to joining law librarianship, she was a partner at Brown Rudnick LLP in Boston where she counseled clients in bankruptcy and complex commercial litigation. While in Boston, she clerked at the Massachusetts Court of Appeals for the Honorable Andrew R. Grainger.

Professor Fordon received her BA magna cum laude in Zoology and Humanities from Ohio Wesleyan University. She also earned her JD magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law, and her MLIS from UCLA. She is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries and the Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries.


Rebecca Rich, Assistant Dean for the Law Library and Technology Services, Assistant Teaching Professor at Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

Rebecca Rich joined the Kline School of Law faculty in 2019. Professor Rich’s research interests include education of students with disabilities, administrative law, bioethics, disability law and technology in legal education and libraries.

Previously, Professor Rich served as senior associate director and interim director of the Panza Maurer Law Library at Nova Southeastern University. Before assuming those leadership roles, she revitalized the library’s faculty liaison program, while serving as faculty services librarian.

At Nova Southeastern, Professor Rich also taught Advanced Legal Research Techniques, developing a structure and curriculum that enhanced writing and experiential learning components including in online synchronous and asynchronous instruction.

She is the author of “Rewritten Opinion: Olmstead v. L.C.,” a chapter in “Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Health Law Opinions,” which is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in 2020, as well as several articles in library publications.

A former fellow of the American Association of Law Libraries Leadership Academy and the International Academy of Life Sciences/B. Braun Melsungen Fellowship Biomedical Sciences Exchange Program, Professor Rich holds leadership posts within committees of the AALL and the Southeastern American Association of Law Libraries.

Professor Rich has presented at conferences on an array of topics, including the use of SSRN and BePress’s Digital Commons to promote student-run law journals, trends in European libraries, gamification and the use of technology in research instruction and differential instruction techniques for law students.

She received her JD from Boston College Law School and her MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.