⏳ 7 min read How do you create a legal system from scratch? This week, we take a final look at the Chinese legal system and the civil law more generally.
⏳ 11 min read Let’s hop over the border to Shenzhen (深圳), China. We’ll start by looking at the influences on the Chinese legal system through the lens of history.
⏳ 10 min read This week, we’re travelling to Hong Kong. We’ll take this as an opportunity to touch on the common law system and muse on recent events.
⏳ 8 min read There are a handful of books that I’ve found positively earth-shattering. One of them is Mindset, by Professor Carol Dweck, a Professor of Psychology at Stanford University.
⏳ 11 min read In this final instalment, we look at risk-taking, the perils of memory and how we love humans more than robots (except for Pepper the robot above).
⏳ 9 min read In Part 1, we discovered how our brains are, well… lazy. This time, let’s delve into the power of storytelling—and how this can mislead us.
⏳ 11 min read Lawyers often believe that they exist on a higher cerebral plane than other humans. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman puts all our fanciful thinking into the garbage can. Here’s a quick summary of what lawyers can learn from his book.
⏳ 7 min read Lawyers, like any other human, enjoy weaving narratives that “make sense”. But simple narratives can sometimes ignore the grey line between truth and illusion.
⏳ 8 min read We take a look at two aspects of life which lawyers (and almost every other human) struggle with—planning fallacy and optimism bias.
⏳ 5 min read I‘ve been going to yoga classes for a couple of years now. In a world of constant distractions, yoga is a welcome relief from the daily clutter of well, life.