From Theory to Practice and Back Again in Therapeutic Jurisprudence: Now Comes the Hard Part
David B. Wexler
University of Puerto Rico - School of Law; University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
December 16, 2011
Monash University Law Review, Vol. 37, p. 33, 2011
Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No 10-12
This essay is the basis of a plenary address to be delivered in Melbourne, Australia at an international conference on "nonadversarial justice." In this piece, I trace how therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ) has, through a few simple conceptual frameworks, influenced the practice of many judges and lawyers. Many of their contributions have been unearthed on a "hit or miss" basis, as when they happen to be mentioned during TJ panel discussions at international conferences. But we need a more systematic way of collecting these creative contributions, and we also need to develop a new type of practical interdisciplinary scholarship to disseminate and evaluate these developments. The paper explores some methods for accomplishing this.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 11
Keywords: Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Comprehensive Law Movement, Nonadversarial Justice
Date posted: March 30, 2010 ; Last revised: December 17, 2011
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