New Study Programme for 21st Century Legal Experts
Law, Cognitive Technologies & Artificial Intelligence

A course to enable legal experts to deal with the new challenges posed by the emergence of cognitive technologies, artificial intelligence and automation in legal practice

The Brussels School of Competition (BSC) is pleased to announce a three-module programme dedicated to the questions raised by the introduction of cognitive technologies and artificial intelligence in legal services.

This study programme is aimed at all legal experts who wish to prepare for and learn about the changes that the legal profession is undergoing.

Taught in English, it comprises three morning sessions. The courses are held at FEB on the following Fridays: 2 June, 23 June and 30 June 2017, from 9 am to 12 noon.

What are the goals of the programme?

The advent of cognitive technologies is modernising the legal profession at a rapid pace. With the improvements in computation power, data availability, and cognitive technologies it is anticipated that many existing jobs in the legal community will likely change or even disappear. At the same time, cognitive technologies are poised to create new activities and occupations for lawyers. Possible examples include: quantitative legal predictor, legal process analyst, legal project manager, ODR practitioner, legal management consultant, legal risk manager.

This set of three modules has the following aims:

  1. Provide legal practitioners with an accessible exposure to cognitive technologies and AI;
  2. Help legal practitioners understand how cognitive technologies and AI create adaptability challenges for the law in various fields, including liability, legal personhood, insurance, taxation, etc.
  3. Assist legal practitioners understand the requisite set of skills, tools and assets needed to thrive in the cognitive legal world. The modules will also look at the shape of things to come for law firms, including the necessary organisational challenges that cognitive technologies will create, in terms of clients needs, human resources, technological capabilities, etc.
  4. Help legal practitioners understand how cognitive technologies and AI are likely to affect how the law is litigated before - and enforced by - decision makers including courts and regulatory agencies. A number of AI applications have been introduced in courts around the world, for instance to assist with sentencing.

With this, we hope to help lawyers transition smoothly into a true 21st century legal profession.

Who should attend the programme?

This programme is aimed at all Belgian or foreign legal experts, regardless of their profession (e.g. lawyers, in house counsels, civil servants, judges, clerks), who – like us – anticipate that the rise of cognitive technology and artificial intelligence is likely to change their future occupation.

Practical information

Date: Three Friday morning sessions: 2 June, 23 June 
and 30 June
Venue: FEB, Rue Ravenstein 4, 1000 Brussels
Working language: English

Participation fees:

- €150, excluding VAT (21%) for one session
- €300, excluding VAT (21%) for two sessions
- €375, excluding VAT (21%) for three sessions

Contact: Huyen Vo | + 32 2 515 09 83 |