Talking about Therapeutic Jurisprudence (TJ) at Non-TJ conferences

Guest Blogger Professor Michael L. Perlin, New York Law School, explores how we can expand the reach of TJ and grow the worldwide TJ community... In 2019 I attended American Society of Criminology conference where I presented two TJ-related papers— “Man, I Ain’t No Judge”: The Therapeutic Jurisprudence Implications of the Use of Non-judicial Officers … Continue reading Talking about Therapeutic Jurisprudence (TJ) at Non-TJ conferences

Environmental Psychology & Therapeutic Jurisprudence: Rethinking Environmental Courts and Tribunals

The legal philosophy of therapeutic jurisprudence - how the law and legal processes can innovate to improve the wellbeing of people and communities - is a interdisciplinary approach that can be applied in all areas of the law.    Over the coming two weeks,  we will explore how TJ thinking can be used to improve … Continue reading Environmental Psychology & Therapeutic Jurisprudence: Rethinking Environmental Courts and Tribunals

Join the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence!

The International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence's website has gone public and you can now join as a member. Regular membership is $25, and student memberships are free. By joining the ISTJ, you will be able to: Participate and share your profile in the members-only TJ Forum; Join ISTJ chapters and interest groups; Submit your work for … Continue reading Join the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence!

Therapeutic courts inspiring law students

RMIT University (Victoria, Australia) law and social work students recently undertook a week-long study tour to Auckland, New Zealand. Led by Rob Hulls and Stan Winford from the Centre for Innovative Justice, RMIT students visited the Rangatahi Youth Court, Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment and the Court of New Beginnings and were amazed and delighted … Continue reading Therapeutic courts inspiring law students

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?