TJ and Legal Writing?
David Wexler posted this on the TJ List:
The TJ website, at http://www.therapeuticjurisprudence.org , has an exciting new Guest Column, a brief comment by Prof Shelley Kierstead, director of legal writing at the Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, Ontario,Canada.
Prof. Kierstead's column is entitled, Teaching Rhetoric in Legal Research and Writing with a Therapeuic Jurisprudence Lens.
The incorporation of TJ in Legal Research and Writing would be significant for several reasons. First of all, LRW is invariably a first year offering, and thus students could, virtually from day one, be introduced to lawyering with an ethic of care and with psychological sensitivity. Moreover, LRW courses typically teach students to write clearly and crisply, but often regard the emotional context as legally irrelevant, thus launching students in a direction very removed from TJ considerations.
Shelley is interested in beginning a dialogue with interested others on this topic, either on the TJ listserv or through her personal email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Perhaps something is in the air, for Florida Coastal law student Dax Miller has , under the direction of Prof Susan Daicoff, just published in the TJ Review of his law review an article recasting the Florida marital settlement agreement for the dissolution of marriage. His piece critiques the standard form and, using TJ insights, proposes a new form. Dax's piece is available online on the website of the Florida Coastal Law Review at http://www.fcsl.edu/law-review/