Frasier Meets CLEA: Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Law School Clinics

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This article is part of a special theme issue demonstrating that, preventive law has begun to bridge the gap between the theoretical nature of therapeutic jurisprudence and the actual practice of law. The article suggests that law school clinics can provide another avenue for integrating theory with practice. In law school clinics, students experience real, live client representation under faculty supervision. The questions posed by therapeutic jurisprudence can enhance that experience by focusing explicitly on non-legal concerns that may affect the well-being of the client, clinic students, and faculty. However, incorporating the perspective of therapeutic jurisprudence into clinical teaching and practice presents challenges that law school clinicians need to address.

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5 Psychol. Pub. Pol'y & L. 1147 (1999).

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