The International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence (TJ Society) is a new, non-profit, learned association established to advance therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ), a school of legal philosophy and practice that examines the therapeutic and anti-therapeutic properties of laws and public policies, legal and dispute resolution systems, and legal institutions. TJ values psychologically healthy outcomes in legal disputes … Continue reading Forming the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence!
Guest bloggers Professor David B. Wexler & Judge Michael D. Jones (Retired) talk about how to improve people's chances of successful transition from prison to community through a therapeutic application of existing law... A recent Mainstream TJ blog explored the "exportable elements" of the Louisiana Reentry Court spearheaded by Judge William (“Rusty”) Knight that could be explored in … Continue reading Creating a Re-Entry Court by wagging the probation tail
In June Santiago de Compostela in Spain was host to the Iberoamerican Congress of Therapeutic Jurisprudence. Joaquin Lopez reflects on an energising two days... Although I knew of the existence of the Iberoamerican Association of Therapeutic Jurisprudence/La Asociación Iberoamericana de Justicia Terapéutica (AITJ), I attended the Congress knowing none of its 1000 members. Over two days, I … Continue reading News from the 3rd Iberoamerican Therapeutic Jurisprudence Congress
David Wexler, co founder of the concept of Therapeutic Jurisprudence (TJ) introduces a seminal book edited by Warren Brookbanks, Professor of Law, The University of Auckland, New Zealand entitled Therapeutic Jurisprudence: New Zealand Perspectives. Wexler acknowledges discrepancies between the fluidity of responses necessary for administrating therapeutic justice, and the robust structures required for administering the … Continue reading Therapeutic Jurisprudence: New Zealand Perspectives – a new book for law reformers everywhere
In this blog the Professor - Michael L. Perlin, Professor Emeritus of Law, New York Law School - and the Practitioner - Alison J. Lynch, Staff Attorney, Disability Rights New York - discuss how Therapeutic Jurisprudence has informed their work, individually and in collaboration... Michael L. Perlin (MLP): Therapeutic Jurisprudence (TJ) has been part of my teaching, my writing and … Continue reading We’ve Looked at TJ from Both Sides Now: Perspectives of the Professor & the Practitioner