Not Ideas of the Thing but the Thing Itself: Imagining a Support Group for Separated and Divorced Fathers as a Site of Legal Education
(2016) 39:1 Dalhousie Law Journal 327-347
23 Pages Posted: 5 Oct 2016
Date Written: June 29, 2016
Legal education is not just about attaining an abstract knowledge of formal institutions, norms, and processes; it is also about developing insight into oneself and one’s relationships. Therefore, understanding and developing the personal and social conditions that make governance through law possible are crucial elements of legal education. This article highlights legal education’s potential role in fostering every person’s sense of implication in — and responsibility for — building a just society. In order to illustrate this concept, this article looks at the ways in which DADs, a support group for separated and divorced fathers, constitutes a site of legal education.
Keywords: Legal Education, Legal Pluralism, Family Law, Divorce Education Programs, Support Groups
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