A Vineyard in a Law Clinic: The Practical Application of a Therapeutic Jurisprudence Philosophy in a UK Law Clinic

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James Marson

Sheffield Hallam University - Department of Law and Criminology

Katy Ferris

Assistant Professor in Business Law

Anna Kawalek

Leeds Law School

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Date Written: March 1, 2019

Abstract

This paper examines the development and practical operation of a UK-based law clinic, founded on Therapeutic Jurisprudence (“TJ”) principles. It discusses how the authors have sought to infuse TJ’s core values, style and techniques, underpinned by humanitarian philosophies, into Clinical Legal Education (and as a starting point for its legal pedagogy). To date, most papers in this area have examined criminal law clinics in the US, but this paper is made unique by its focus upon the linkage between TJ and refugees against the UK contextual backdrop.

TJ is becoming an increasingly important skills-base for graduates, particularly for those students who will become the next generation of lawyers/advisors, and must therefore, we argue, be incorporated into global legal education.

Suggested Citation

Marson, James and Ferris, Katy and Kawalek, Anna, A Vineyard in a Law Clinic: The Practical Application of a Therapeutic Jurisprudence Philosophy in a UK Law Clinic (March 1, 2019). Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, Mar 19, pp124-146 (2019), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3398722

James Marson (Contact Author)

Sheffield Hallam University - Department of Law and Criminology ( email )

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Katy Ferris

Assistant Professor in Business Law ( email )

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Nottingham, NG8 1BB
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Anna Kawalek

Leeds Law School ( email )

City Campus
Leeds, LS1 3HE
United Kingdom

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