A pro forma expungement proceeding: A lost therapeutic opportunity?

Professor David Wexler writes... I recently learned of a very pro forma—but successful—felony expungement proceeding, a proceeding that puts into sharp focus the difference between the Therapeutic Design of the Law (TDL) and the Therapeutic Application of the Law (TAL).   The Petitioner, with a many year old felony drug conviction and otherwise lawful behavior, … Continue reading A pro forma expungement proceeding: A lost therapeutic opportunity?

Therapeutic jurisprudence: Reforming the law in Pakistan

In a new article Judge Amir Munir, a Judge in the Punjab and an Instructor at the Punjab Judicial Academy, explores how therapeutic jurisprudence has inspired legal system reform in Pakistan. Mainstreaming Therapeutic Jurisprudence in Pakistan: A Historical Discourse narrates the way that Judge Amir Munir has connected with the international Therapeutic Jurisprudence (TJ) community … Continue reading Therapeutic jurisprudence: Reforming the law in Pakistan

Steering clear of therapeutic injustice for juvenile defendants

Guest blogger Jennifer A. Brobst, Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University School of Law and 2017 Chair of the American Association of Law Schools, Balance in Legal Education Section writes…  While successfully achieving many important gains, advocates of therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ) have long warned of certain risks of infusing psychology into legal processes.  TJ’s greatest … Continue reading Steering clear of therapeutic injustice for juvenile defendants