Diversity Forum: Therapeutic Jurisprudence

April 1, 2010, 11:00am – 12:15pm
Room 275, Brandeis School of Law
Sponsored by: Louisville Bar Association and the Diversity Committee

For the next program in our Diversity Forum Series, the Louisville Bar Association and the Diversity Committee proudly present Professor David B. Wexler, who will discuss Therapeutic Jurisprudence, which concentrates on the law's impact on emotional life and psychological well-being. This perspective regards the law  itself  (rules of law, legal procedures, and roles of legal actors) as a social force that often produces therapeutic or anti-therapeutic consequences. It does not suggest that therapeutic concerns are more important than other consequences or factors, but does suggest that the law's role as a potential therapeutic agent should be recognized and systematically studied.

Professor Wexler serves as director of the International Network on Therapeutic Jurisprudence which is designed to stimulate thought in the area of therapeutic jurisprudence and serves internationally as a clearing house and resource center regarding developments in this field. He will be interviewed on WFPL's State of Affairs at 1 PM.