Teaching the Newly Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Values in a Changing World, Section G: Problem-Solving and Conflict Resolution, Subsection 1: Teaching Students to Be Healers: The Comprehensive Law Movement

Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World (Deborah Maranville, Lisa Radtke Bliss, Carolyn Wilkes Kaas & Antoinette Sedillo Lopez eds., Lexis 2015, Forthcoming).

Arizona Summit Law School Research Paper

7 Pages Posted: 2 Mar 2015

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Susan Swaim Daicoff

Independent since 2018, current Legal Aid Program Director

Date Written: February 23, 2015

Abstract

Some lawyers and judges began experimenting with ways to enhance the transformative potential of law, litigation, and dispute resolution, around 1990. These efforts have coalesced into an overall movement towards law as a healing profession. Specifically, these methods seek to heal or transform disputes, clients, communities, and society. The “vectors” of this movement include: therapeutic jurisprudence and the problem solving court movement, collaborative law, restorative justice, creative problem solving, transformative mediation, and related disciplines such as preventive law, procedural justice research, and holistic justice. Many names are used to refer to this movement, such as comprehensive, transformative, relationship-centered, non-adversarial, or integrative law. The movement sometimes integrates mindfulness, spiritual practices, leadership, or community transformation into legal practice.

Keywords: therapeutic jurisprudence, collaborative law, restorative justice, transformative mediation, comprehensive, mindfulness, legal education

Suggested Citation

Daicoff Baskin, Susan Swaim, Teaching the Newly Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Values in a Changing World, Section G: Problem-Solving and Conflict Resolution, Subsection 1: Teaching Students to Be Healers: The Comprehensive Law Movement (February 23, 2015). Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World (Deborah Maranville, Lisa Radtke Bliss, Carolyn Wilkes Kaas & Antoinette Sedillo Lopez eds., Lexis 2015, Forthcoming)., Arizona Summit Law School Research Paper, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2568921

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Independent since 2018, current Legal Aid Program Director ( email )

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United States
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