Professor David Yamada writes... At a recent therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ) workshop hosted by Professor Carol Zeiner and the St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida, I urged us all to be “responsibly bold” in our research and advocacy for legal and policy change. The term resonated with a number of workshop participants, and … Continue reading On Being Responsibly Bold (and other advice for TJ-Informed Change Agents)
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
Guest blogger Emma Jones, Lecturer in Law, The Open University Law School, writes... Therapeutic jurisprudence focuses on the law’s impact on psychological wellbeing. In doing so, it not only consider the implications of specific laws or legal practices and procedures, it also considers the wellbeing of legal actors. This includes not only members of the … Continue reading Law student wellbeing in the UK: Developments and directions
Under the Directorship of Professor Warren Brookbanks, the new Centre will operate as a research centre within the School of Law at AUT University. Its aim will be to encourage research and the dissemination of knowledge in the rapidly growing area of non-adversarial justice in New Zealand. It is anticipated that the Centre will become … Continue reading Non-Adversarial Justice Centre in New Zealand!
Guest blogger Emma Jones reflects about the role that therapeutic jurisprudence can play in undergraduate legal education in the UK... Legal education is one of the many areas in which therapeutic jurisprudence is increasingly being acknowledged. However, to date, much of the relevant literature is focused on the US law degree. The postgraduate and vocationally-orientated … Continue reading Legal education: Does therapeutic jurisprudence have a role?