Welcome

We sharpen legal professionals’ awareness and understanding of the diverse psychological phenomena and forces in order to increase clarity in their thinking and decision making.

Sinan Krückeberg, CSO of the Rational Think Tank

We gather, assess and discuss resources on behavioral science, neuropsychology and decision theory that could be of interest to all legal professionals and produce easy accessible and comprehensible reports.

We are creating the platform of choice for law firms with a desire to be up to date regarding the impact of behavioral science on their resprective legal field and legal professionals with the ambition to improve their individual thinking and decision making. 

Philip J. Hattemer, Chairman of the Rational Think Tank

The analysis of law based on the assumptions of neoclassical economics is increasingly subject to criticism and competition from other social science disciplines. In recent years, the growing influence of behavioral law and economics has been accompanied by the emergence of empirical and experimental legal studies. Rather than just draw on the results of those studies rooted in the social sciences, the discipline of behavioral law and economics discusses specific behavioral phenomena, their ramifications for legal policymaking, and their reflection in extant law. This new paradigm has not only transformed the nature and scope of the research conducted but continues to provide crucial insight for legal practitioners and the judiciary.

Julian Grabiger, Vice Chairman of the Rational Think Tank

 

What we offer to …

… students: … legal professionals:
  • Assist in research projects with international and domestic scientists, gather experience in behavioral science.
  • Be a part of joint projects with legal professionalists and consulting companies.
  • Become a member of a diverse and great team.
  • Organize and participate in symposiums, events and conferences.
  • Offer valuable voluntary work and commitment, that can be certificated by one of our partner firms and the NPO itself.
  • Develop ideas and projects throughout the behavioral sciences for the legal Profession.
  • Get early access to all work products and ideas through the online collaboration System.
  • Get access to our collaboration platform and connect to a variety of members.
  • Be connected to bright young minds and share your advice.
  • Find assistance and support for your very own behavioral projects and ideas.
  • Invite smart and outside-the-box-thinking law students to organize a case study or short presentations at your law firm’s premises.
  • Become one of the early supporters of the project and help to unleash the potential of behavioral science in the legal Profession.

What we are doing …

For example, we (i) determine relevant biases, (ii) review the current scientific findings and (iii) produce easy accessible and comprehensible reports. Further, we foster the scientific developments by connecting scientists and students of the relevant fields and supporting the engagement of our members in research projects themselves.