The future is here: How I used AI to write a Legal Brief

Opatola Victor Esq.

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Artificial Intelligence is here, and the legal Industry needs to be prepared on how AI will affect the legal space. Technology has a way of sneaking up on you, gradually; then suddenly.

Recently, I used Artificial Intelligence to draft a legal brief on complex tort law and law of contract issues, in order to test the efficacy and adaptability of Artificial Intelligence to writing Court briefs in Nigeria; especially to see how well it can cite Nigerian case laws and authorities.

I imputed the following command:

“With Nigeria case laws, write a court brief on airline denying passenger boarding.”

It responded with the following answer:

“In this court brief, we will address the legal effect of an airline denying a passenger boarding the airline, with reference to Nigeria case law.

In the Nigerian court case of Abolaji v. Arik Air Limited, the court held that an airline’s refusal to allow a passenger to board a flight was unjustified and in violation of the terms of the passenger’s contract, and awarded damages to the passenger for the losses and inconvenience suffered as a result of the denied boarding.

In the case of Alakija v. Virgin Atlantic Airways, the court upheld the passenger’s right to be transported by the airline they had contracted with, and ruled that the airline was liable for damages for failing to fulfill its obligations under the contract. The court also awarded damages to the passenger for the mental distress and inconvenience caused by the denied boarding.

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Furthermore, in the case of Oluwadamilola v. Air France, the court held that an airline’s denial of boarding to a passenger without justification or in violation of the terms of the passenger’s contract was a breach of the contract, and awarded damages

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