Category Archives: legal education

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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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What can mainstream courts learn from aboriginal sentencing courts…

Guest blogger Jordan Tutton writes… In early 2016, a young Indigenous Australian man robbed a liquor store in the southern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia. He pleaded guilty and asked to be sentenced in a specialist criminal court established to … Continue reading

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Amateur Therapists or Amateur Justice? Why we can’t let fear of progress slow therapeutic jurisprudence reform

I cannot imagine a more dangerous branch than an unrestrained judiciary full of amateur psychiatrists poised to “do good” rather than to apply the law. – Judge Morris Hoffman Some critics of therapeutic jurisprudence argue that when judges adopt a … Continue reading

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Alternative dispute resolution – the next generation!

Move over traditional law moots…alternative dispute resolution is taking hold!  Guest blogger Kate Mann talks about her team’s participation in the recent School Conflict Resolution and Mediation program….

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The new International Journal of Therapeutic Jurisprudence – call for submissions!

If you would like to contribute to the international law reform and legal innovation conversation now is your chance. The Arizona Summit Law School is about to publish the first edition of the International Journal of Therapeutic Jurisprudence (October 2016) and … Continue reading

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Legal education: Does therapeutic jurisprudence have a role?

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 … Continue reading

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