A new bench card on procedural fairness has been developed by the American Judges Association, the Center for Court Innovation, the National Center for State Courts, and the National Judicial College. Read more about this bench card and link to other Procedural Fairness resources on the wonderful blog of ProceduralFairness.org Or link straight to a … Continue reading Procedural fairness bench card (TJ Court Craft Series #11)
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
Forming the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence!
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!
Chief Justice: Non-adversarial approaches in criminal and civil law essential to “effective justice”
At the recent Second International Conference on Non-adversarial Justice: integrating theory and practice The Honourable Wayne Martin AC Chief Justice of Western Australia noted the limitations of a purely adversarial system and proposed that development and expansion of the principles of non-adversarial justice is essential if the criminal and civil legal systems are to provide effective … Continue reading Chief Justice: Non-adversarial approaches in criminal and civil law essential to “effective justice”
Law student wellbeing in the UK: Developments and directions
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