Winterschool on Leadership in Law

Starts on 06.02.2023



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Develop your personal leadership skills


This Leadership in Law Winter School focuses on (future) lawyers’ skill development and diversity in legal industry. The participants will make an evidence-based journey through several topics that are relevant for today and tomorrow’s new leaders in law. The courses focus on leaders’ development with regard to self-awareness (leadership styles, growth mindset, personality), soft skills (communication and inclusion skills), and decision-making skills (creativity, fairness, cognitive biases). In addition, participants will have the opportunity to meet with expert leaders in the field. At the end of the journey, participants will have a personal leadership plan, a vision for the future, as well as a theoretical background ánd practical experience with the foundational skills to make this personal vision come true.


Learning outcomes

  1. Increase knowledge about the concept of leadership and leadership styles in the legal context.
  2. Increase knowledge about inclusive leadership, diversity in legal practice, and fairness.
  3. Increase (self-)knowlegde about cognitive biases, personality traits, creativity, and personal values.
  4. Reflect about influence of cognitive biases, personality traits, creativity, and pesonal values on communication, collaboration, legal problem-solving and working in the legal context.
  5. Reflect about the role and societal impact of leaders in the legal context.


​Successful completion of the summer school can be awarded with 3 credits according the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). A certificate will be awarded at the end of the programme.

  • The assessments consist of an essay without oral presentation (open book)

  • Assessment criteria for the essay on the student's personal leadership journey:The essay should include:- an introduction to the student's life and a sense of their personality,- a section on how the student hopes in ideal conditions to develop into a leader and contribute to society as a leader, as well as how this relates to the student's personal values,- a section on obstacles (at least 3) the student expects to enounter and strategies to overcome them,- a conclusion

Course number:
Short- en long-term programmes
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Academic year:
2022 - 2023
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Contact person:

Faculty of Law

​Universiteit Antwerpen
Prinsstraat 13

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