The Hidden Power of Courts That Heal

August 6, 2014 7:46 PM

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The Hidden Power of Courts That Heal

This blog post is about legal scholarship, vision, leadership, innovation and system change. One may think I am referring to some new corporate management guru. I can assure you, if Therapeutic Jurisprudence (TJ) was featured in a profit-centered arena, airport newsstands would be packed with a variety of books on "How to lead through TJ." Yet this work sits soundly in the legal sphere. Moreover, to make it a bit more removed from the mainstream, I believe TJ is best known in the academic sector.

So, let this be a coming out of sorts. TJ is a revolutionary and global law reform philosophy, developed by two visionary mental health and disability law professors, David B. Wexler and the late Bruce J. Winick, who had a shared belief and vision that courts could act as therapeutic agents (see Wex...

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