Not Such a Party Pooper: an Attempt to Accommodate (Many of) Professor Quinn's Concerns About Therapeutic Jurisprudence Criminal Defense Lawyering

12 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2006  

David B. Wexler

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

Abstract

This Article responds to Professor Mae C. Quinn's critique of the author's piece, Therapeutic Jurisprudence and the Rehabilitative Role of the Criminal Defense Lawyer, published in a 2005 symposium issue of the St. Thomas Law Review. This Reply Article suggests that Professor Quinn has badly misread or distorted the author's St. Thomas article. This Article takes serious issue with her characterization of the author's work, contends that the author and Professor Quinn are closer on many issues than her critique suggests, and points out areas of agreement and disagreement. Therapeutic Jurisprudence can be incorporated into the role of the criminal defense lawyer and, as a simple "add-on," it can be transformative of criminal law practice.

Keywords: criminal, defense, legal clinic, therapeutic jurisprudence

Suggested Citation

Wexler, David B., Not Such a Party Pooper: an Attempt to Accommodate (Many of) Professor Quinn's Concerns About Therapeutic Jurisprudence Criminal Defense Lawyering. Boston College Law Review, Vol. 48, p. 597, 2007; Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 06-45. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=953229

David B. Wexler (Contact Author)

University of Puerto Rico - School of Law ( email )

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University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

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