The coming frontier; cognitive lawyering

I propose the term “cognitive lawyering” to cover such concerns as

1. neuroscience,
2. rationality,
3. psychometrics,
4. methods of learning,
5. knowledge management,
6. emotional intelligence,
7. decision-making,
8. memory,
9. creativity

and everything else that has to do with enhancing and understanding lawyers’ logic, creativity, reasoning, and mental faculties.

This cluster of capabilities will be the next frontier after talent management, which is being explored now by law departments but which is oriented toward professional development and career progression, as compared to cognitive lawyering, which will be oriented toward thinking.

Meta-post on cognitive lawyering. See these posts: (1) neuroscience: Feb. 12, 2006 on the amygdale high-jack; (2) rationality: March 18, 2005; Sept. 10, 2005; Oct. 19, 2005; (3) psychometrics: April 18, 2005; (4) methods of learning: July 15, 2005 and modes of learning; (5) knowledge management: see my blog category; (6) emotional intelligence: July 31, 2005 and Feb. 8, 2006; (7) decision-making: Sept. 4, 2005; Jan. 16, 2006 (risk aversion); Jan. 17, 2006; (8) memory: April 18, 2005 on notes, March 5, 2005 on Google Desktop, and Jan. 17, 2006 on narratives; and (9) creativity: May 1, 2005 and intuition.

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