Wednesday, July 2, 2008
CrimProf David B. Wexler (SSRN) (Wikipedia) (Homepage) of the Universities of Puerto Rico and Arizona has published a new edited volume Rehabilitating Lawyers: Principles of Therapeutic Jurisprudence for Criminal Law Practice (Carolina Academic Press).
"This book seeks to bridge the traditional divide between scholarship and practice in the field of law. It introduces the interdisciplinary perspective of therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ) and then, largely through the thoughtful and informative essays of practitioners and clinical law professors, shows how criminal law practice can be enriched — and how clients can benefit — from lawyers looking at their practice with a TJ lens. Lawyers can be positive change agents for many of their clients, and will find that this approach can markedly increase their own professional satisfaction and enhance their professional image." Flier here More details and ordering information below.
“The most interesting, important and innovative book I have read about
the practice of law in many years. I’m a former Public Defender (still
one at heart), and I hope this book is read by all of those who devote
themselves valiantly to this most undervalued position. Anyone who has
ever represented a criminal defendant owes Professor Wexler a great
debt of gratitude.” — Professor Michael L. Perlin
Director, International Mental Disability Law Reform Project, Director, Online Mental Disability Law Program, New York Law School
“Rehabilitating Lawyers is the kind of smart and balanced book too often absent from the fractious debate about the future of our criminal justice system. By embracing healing as a legitimate criminal justice goal, Professor Wexler offers up an exciting new paradigm in which lawyers finally deserve the label ‘counselor.’” — Robin Steinberg, Executive Director, Bronx Defenders
About the Editor:
David B. Wexler is Professor of Law and Director, International Network on Therapeutic Jurisprudence at the University of Puerto Rico. He is also Distinguished Research Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology at the University of Arizona. He served as a member of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Mental Health and the Law, and is a recipient of the American Psychiatric Association's Manfred S. Guttmacher Award, the New York University School of Law Distinguished Alumnus Legal Scholarship/Teaching Award, and the National Center for State Courts Distinguished Service Award.
Wexler is an Honorary Distinguished Member of the American-Psychology-Law Society, was a consultant on therapeutic jurisprudence to the National Judicial Institute of Canada, and has served as a Fulbright Senior Specialist, lecturing on therapeutic jurisprudence across Australia and New Zealand. He has also
addressed national audiences in the US, UK, Canada, Spain, Chile, Puerto Rico and Israel, and his work has been translated to Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, and Urdu. This is his seventh book.
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