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David B. Wexler, Director
About the Director

Therapeutic Jurisprudence(TJ) concentrates on the law's impact on emotional life and psychological well-being. It is a perspective that regards the law (rules of law, legal procedures, and roles of legal actors) itself 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 it does suggest that the law's role as a potential therapeutic agent should be recognized and systematically studied. For an overview of Therapeutic Jurisprudence click here.

We also have a short video introducing TJ.

Or, for a national public radio program explaining therapeutic jurisprudence(TJ), click here.

The principal purpose of the present page is to maintain and make accessible an extensive TJ Bibliography. This bibliography is searchable by keyword, subject, author, country, or language and has links to online copies of many of the articles listed. To access the bibliography, click here.

We maintain a useful TJ listserv with an international membership that may be joined by sending a BLANK email to

The many strands of the TJ movement have now been consolidated in the major resource of the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence, at the following link, which we urge all interested readers to access: