Winick and Wexler Team up for TJ Summer Course in UK
In July, 2009, the University of Miami School of Law will present a 3 credit course in therapeutic jurisprudence that will be taught by Profs. Bruce J. Winick and David B. Wexler, the co-founders of the field. The course is open to law students in the U.S. and elsewhere, to graduate students and professors in law, psychology, criminology, sociology, psychiatry, philosophy, and other disciplines, and to lawyers, judges, psychologists, psychiatrists, and those working in law enforcement and the courts. The course may be taken for credit or non-credit.
The course runs from July 13 to August 1, and will be held at the UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON FACULTY OF LAWS in historic Bloomsbury in London. HOUSING is available at the UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON RESIDENCE HALL. The tuition is U.S. $2700.00 and there is a registration fee of U.S. $250. Housing accommodations at the UCL Ian Baker House in single, self contained rooms is available for U.S. $1800. The registration deadline is March 31, 2009, and as enrollment is limited, students are encouraged to register early.
A description of the course follows:
THERAPEUTIC JURISPRUDENCE (3 CREDITS)
Therapeutic jurisprudence is the study of law's healing potential. An interdisciplinary approach to legal scholarship that has a law reform agenda, therapeutic jurisprudence seeks to assess the therapeutic and counter-therapeutic consequences of law and how it is applied and to produce legal change designed to increase the former and diminish the latter.
Although the field started out in mental health law, it soon expanded to consider other areas of law ranging from criminal law, family law, juvenile law, and health law to contracts and commercial law, tort law, evidence law, and legal profession.
In addition to studying and attempting to reform substantive legal rules and legal procedures, therapeutic jurisprudence focuses attention on how law is applied by various legal actors such as judges, lawyers, police officers, and expert witnesses assisting the courts. In recent years, there has been growing interest in the application of therapeutic jurisprudence to judging and lawyering.
This course will survey the field and its many applications, including its increasing use in international contexts. The course will be taught by Bruce Winick and David Wexler, the co-founders of the field.
For more information, and registration instructions, visit http://www.law.miami.edu/summer-abroad/index2.html