AI & Law: Using AI For Legal Debugging

Lance Eliot
6 min readMar 13, 2023
AI can be used for performing legal debugging

by Dr. Lance B. Eliot

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Abstract: You can add a new and catchy lexicon to your lawyering skillset, namely the trending catchphrase known as legal debugging. The notion is a carryover from the programming or software coding field encompassing the craft and science of debugging computer programs. We can analogously debug our laws. Furthermore, adding AI into such debugging capabilities can significantly bolster the legal debugging aims.

Key briefing points about this article:

  • Gaining traction in the field of law is the notion of legal debugging
  • Recall that in the programming or software coding realm there is code debugging
  • This ostensibly consists of finding and removing bugs from computer programs
  • Turns out that the same notion can be applied to our laws, debugging them
  • AI-based legal reasoning tools can augment the legal debugging aspirations




Lance Eliot

Dr. Lance B. Eliot is a renowned global expert on AI, successful startup founder, global CIO/CTO, , was a top exec at a major Venture Capital (VC) firm.