Peter A Allard School of Law

EQ + LAW

WHY SHOULD YOU BE CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR EQ? 

"The value of emotional intelligence is already obvious in jobs like nursing, ministry, and teaching.... Good lawyers will become like legal therapists – creating trust with clients and helping solve their problems, rather than simply writing briefs and doing research.... People who are skilled at creating social and emotional experiences will be better positioned for the future than people whose primary skill is making or doing things."

- Kevin Roose in "Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation"

Improving one's emotional intelligence can have a host of benefits, both in academic achievement as well as in the legal profession. 

There are three core areas of emotional intelligence.

  1. Appraisal and Expression of Emotions
  2. Regulation of Emotions
  3. Utilization of Emotions

After reading the below explanation and examples, we invite you to take the EQ TEST, in order to determine how your EQ measures up in each of these categories. 

 

 

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