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 Technology and Law (BSCTL) is pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the very first programme dedicated to the legal and public policy questions raised by the introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cognitive technologies.

This study programme is aimed at all legal and policy analysts, experts and observers who wish to prepare for and learn about the technological changes brought by AI and cognitive technologies.

Taught in English, it comprises 12 sessions. The modules are held at the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB) on the following Fridays from 9 am to 12 pm, except for the end-of-year conference, which will take place on a Thursday afternoon.

Participants attending at least 10 out 12 modules will receive a statement of accomplishment at the end of the programme. 

The programme comprises the following courses:

Module 1: First Dive in AI                                           
Module 2: AI, public policy and regulation  
Module 3: Ethics and AI 
Module 4: Liability 
Module 5: Big data: legal framework and practice

Module 6: Initiation to Algorithm Design
Module 7: AI Applications for Lawyers 
Module 8: Beyond AI tools: Blockchain and other legal tech
Module 9: AI tools for the public sector: law enforcement and decision making
Module 10: Cybersecurity
Module 11: AI & life sciences

Module 12: Future of the Legal Profession

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: 11 Friday morning sessions + 1 afternoon conference
  • 11 January 2019 
  • 01 February 2019 
  • 15 February 2019
  • 22 February 2019
  • 15 March 2019
  • 22 March 2019
  • 29 March 2019
  • 26 April 2019
  • 03 May 2019
  • 10 May 2019
  • 24 May 2019
  • 13 June 2019 (Thursday afternoon)

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

Participation fees:
€250, excluding VAT (21%) per session
€2500, excluding VAT (21%) for the full programme (12 sessions)

             >> Law & AI programme 2019 Flyer

Cancellation policy:
Cancellations will only be considered if they are sent in writing to at least five working days prior to the start of the specific session. If you are unable to attend, you can have a colleague attend in your place.

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