European Journal of Current Legal Issues

The European Journal of Current Legal Issues (EJoCLI) is the oldest open access legal eJournal in Europe, first published in 1995 as the Web Journal of Current Legal Issues and retitled to reflect a more European context in 2015.  It is refereed, focusing on issues which are topical and important within the field of law. The Journal is currently edited at the School of Law, Lancaster University.  From 1995 to 2012 it was published at Newcastle University and between 2012 to 2016 at the School of Law, Queen's University of Belfast. Issues prior to 2013 are now held on BAILII and are available here.  The URL for the journal is  The contents are also available under the previous URL of

Vol 25, No 1 (2021): EJoCLI

Table of Contents

Therapeutic Jurisprudence in the UK and Beyond HTML
Emma Jane Jones, Anna Kawalek
A Proposal for Basic and Brief TJ Education: Promoting Academic, Ethical, and Vocational Objectives HTML
David Wexler


Engage, Explain, Encourage, Enforce: Therapeutic Jurisprudence and the Coronavirus Lockdown HTML
John Stannard
Driving Towards a More Therapeutic Future? The Untraced Drivers Agreement and Conscious Contracting HTML
James Marson, Hassan Alissa, Katy Ferris
Therapeutic Jurisprudence in Criminal Justice: The Price of Letting One Hundred Flowers Bloom HTML
Amanda Wilson
Same, same or different? Is trauma-informed sentencing a form of therapeutic jurisprudence? HTML
Katherine McLachlan
Therapeutic jurisprudence and the development of family courts in Ireland HTML
Paul Gavin
Therapeutic Jurisprudence in a Family Court in South Africa HTML
Gabriela Mckellar
Lawyers’ Self-perception and Therapeutic Advocacy HTML
Karni Perlman, Yael Ben-Saadon
Dispute Resolution in Refugee Family Reunion Law. Could Mediation Provide a More Therapeutic Solution? HTML
James Marson, Katy Ferris
The rule of lawyers: Applying therapeutic jurisprudence at the intersections of wellbeing, disciplinary proceedings and professionalism HTML
Emma Jane Jones

Book Reviews

“After the blood bath: Is healing possible in the wake of rampage shooting?” by James .D. Diamon HTML
Debarati Halder
Caring for Families in Court, An Essential Approach to Family Justice, by Babb and Moran (2019) HTML
Yarni Loi, Suzanne Chin
Book Review: Towards a more restorative and socializing criminal process Advances from therapeutic Justice HTML
Irene Salas-Menotti
The Re-imagined Lawyer HTML
Nabeela Siddiqui

ISSN: 2059-0881