Interested in expanding your legal tech knowledge and skills? Heard about the Bucerius Legal Technology & Operations Summer Program, but still, hesitating whether it’s worth your time and money? In need of an independent review and more info, preferably from someone who did the course and can provide their opinion, on top of the information available at the source?
You’ve arrived at your destination. In this post, we – Karolina & Theodora, alumni of the Bucerius 2019 Program – share our experience and opinion. We do recommend attending. Find out why.
There’s the icing on the cake, too: you can get a 15% discount on the tuition fee (a saving of 285 EUR) if you apply using our discount. Learn how to unlock it in the post.
Human brain’s capacity to be creative and adapt to the challenges of modern society has exponentially grown. A globalised world brings with it vast amounts of data that must be rapidly and comprehensively processed and assessed. Accordingly, in order to adapt, individuals are bound to find the best instruments and methodologies to ensure objective and unbiased information processing.
Fortunately, some tools and skills allow the wielder to logically and even-handedly scrutinise data and beliefs. We will now dive into one such tool, namely critical thinking.
In this article, we will answer several questions:
– WHAT are the essential elements of critical thinking?
– HOW are its methodology and tools to be applied?
– For WHOM is this skill and tool suited? Notwithstanding a variety of empirical applications, we will focus solely on the benefits critical thinking brings for lawyers.
By and large, your general cognitive ability is undisputedly vital for your performance as a whole. However, it will be critical thinking – bestowing you with the capacity to challenge the assumptions, identify information gaps, and search for alternative explanations before drawing conclusions – that will provide you with a measurable competitive advantage in this increasingly globalised and intricate world.
Our #FutureProofLegal series begins with the foundational skill of self-awareness.
Becoming self-aware is worth your efforts, because it unlocks potential for growth, on both personal as well as professional level, and – perhaps more importantly – satisfaction. It is crucial in developing emotional intelligence. It makes us more effective and, in turn, our teams and organisations.
We believe that it is ever more important in the times of change in the legal market, as well as increased mental health pressures and struggles for lawyers.
Becoming more aware of our values, understanding of our strengths and weaknesses – and, as a result, in tune with our goals and potential – is a mandatory first step to self-management and improvement. It’s also necessary to develop empathy and effectiveness.
Hence, in this post you’ll read:
• What is self-awareness?
• How to become (more) self-aware?
• How to stay self-aware?
Join us on the journey of becoming #FutureProofLegal.