Description of Therapeutic Jurisprudence Class
This course will introduce the therapeutic jurisprudence perspective and
pay particular attention to how lawyers may practice therapeutic
jurisprudence in various settings: criminal, civil, family; and in office
practice as well as in litigation. The assigned coursebook will be
Judging in a Therapeutic Key: Therapeutic Jurisprudence and the
Courts(Winick and Wexler, eds 2003), but the discussion throughout will
concentrate on how the principles set forth in the Judging book will
transfer to the situation of the practicing lawyer. Chapters will also be
assigned from Practicing Therapeutic Jurisprudence: Law as a Helping
Profession(Stolle,Wexler,Winick, eds 2000), which will also be assigned.
In consultation with the instructor, each student will choose a paper
topic. Toward the end of the semester, several class sessions will be
devoted to presentations of the student projects.
Professor: David Wexler
University of Puerto Rico