From Theory to Practice and Back Again in Therapeutic Jurisprudence: Now Comes the Hard Part

Monash University Law Review, Vol. 37, p. 33, 2011

Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No 10-12

11 Pages Posted: 30 Mar 2010 Last revised: 17 Dec 2011

David B. Wexler

University of Puerto Rico - School of Law; University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Date Written: December 16, 2011

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Comprehensive Law Movement, Nonadversarial Justice

Suggested Citation

Wexler, David B., From Theory to Practice and Back Again in Therapeutic Jurisprudence: Now Comes the Hard Part (December 16, 2011). Monash University Law Review, Vol. 37, p. 33, 2011; Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No 10-12. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1580129

David B. Wexler (Contact Author)

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