Course - Law
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Overview Therapeutic Jurisprudence is the study of the law=s impact on emotional life and psychological well-being. It focuses on this traditionally underappreciated dimension of the law by examining and importing relevant contributions from psychology, psychiatry, criminology, social work and related disciplines.  Recently, the field has been moving more and more into the world of practice, influencing both lawyering and judging.  This course will trace the developments from theory to practice and will emphasize how therapeutic jurisprudence may enrich the practice of law, both in an office practice setting and in criminal, juvenile, and related litigation. 
Materials Judging in a Therapeutic Key: Therapeutic Jurisprudence and the Courts (Winick and Wexler, Eds., 2003) 
Course Format  
Written Assignments Each student will write a substantial paper and make an oral presentation to the class. 
Type of Exam None 
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Additional Comments For more information on therapeutic jurisprudence, and for a comprehensive bibliography, see 
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