“Judge it how you judge it, say we going corporate /
Nah, we just corner boys with the corner office /
I’m at the cap table, what the splits is? /
Not that cap table, boy, we live this.” — Jay Z
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve no doubt felt the wake from ChatGPT’s launch, landing, and exploration into our collective minds. In case you’ve been disassociated from society over the past few weeks (I wouldn’t blame you), here is a good ChatGPT primer and why it matters for lawyers.
Naturally, having covered DEI topics in the legal profession for the past eight years, I couldn’t resist asking ChatGPT: “Why is the legal industry not diverse?”
Here was ChatGPT’s response:
“The legal industry, like many others, has historically been dominated by white men. This has led to a lack of diversity in the field, with limited representation of women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and individuals with disabilities. The reasons for this lack of diversity are complex and can be attributed to a number of factors, including: