What is it about?

Therapeutic jurisprudence is the psychological impact of the law. This includes how lawyers and judges behave, not just the impact of the legal rules.

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Why is it important?

This helps lawyers and judges think about how the way they go about their jobs can improve the impact of going through the family justice system.


This article gives practical examples of how to improve the outcomes for clients especially Māori, survivors of violence and immigrants.

Emily Stannard

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This page is a summary of: More than the Rules – Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Legal Actors in New Zealand's Legal System, Family Court Review, June 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/fcre.12588.
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