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

A study programme 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 Cognitive Technologies and Law (BSCTL) is pleased to announce the very first study programme entirely devoted 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 seven morning sessions. The courses are held at the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB) on the following Fridays from 9 am to 12 noon: 08.12, 26.01, 23.02, 23.03, 20.04, 18.05/23.05 and 15.06.

The programme comprises the following courses:

Course 1: Introduction to AI and Regulation – 8 December 2017 (CLOSED)
Course 2: Regulation of Data – 26 January 2018 (CLOSED)
Course 3: Algorithmic Decision-Making and Compliance – 23 February 2018 (CLOSED)
Course 4: Ethics and AI – 23 March 2018 (CLOSED)

Course 5: AI Applications for Lawyers – 20 April 2018 (CLOSED)
Course 6: Initiation to Algorithm Design – 18 May 2018 or 23 May 2018

Course 7: Future of the Legal Profession – 15 June 2018

What are the goals of the programme?

Our first objective is to help lawyers transition smoothly into a true 21st century legal profession. This set of seven courses 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.

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

Dates: 7 Friday morning sessions
  • 8 December 2017 (registration closed)
  • 26 January 2018 (registration closed)
  • 23 February 2018 (registration closed)
  • 23 March 2018 (registration closed)
  • 20 April 2018 (registration closed)
  • 18 May 2018 (registration closed) or 23 May 2018 (only a few places left)
  • 15 June 2018

Venue: FEB, Rue Ravensteinstraat 4, 1000 Brussels or BeCentral
Working language: English

Participation fees:
250, excluding VAT (21%) for one session
1500, excluding VAT (21%) for the entire programme (6 or 7 sessions)

>> Register here!

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