Susan Daicoff, a professor at the Phoenix School of Law, will discuss “Kindness and Healing in the Law,” at noon on Friday, March 22, in the Faculty Commons of the School of Law Center at Quinnipiac University. The lecture is part of The Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop series, which features nationally recognized scholars and practitioners.
Daicoff will discuss her research on the “comprehensive law movement,” or law as a healing profession. This movement seeks to integrate law and social science to resolve legal matters with optimal outcomes. It encompasses disciplines such as therapeutic jurisprudence, preventive law, restorative justice, collaborative law, creative problem solving, holistic justice, procedural justice, transformative mediation, drug treatment courts and other problem solving courts. These efforts resulted in her second book, “Comprehensive Law Practice,” which was published in 2011.
Daicoff also researches the “soft skills” of the law, the future of the legal profession and law school reform. In particular, she is interested in developing programs to integrate and train emotional intelligence and other humanistic skills in legal education, in order to prepare lawyers for the legal profession’s future needs and demands.
The Quinnipiac University School of Law’s Center on Dispute Resolution was established in 1998 with a mission to integrate the theory and practice of dispute resolution. To achieve this mission, the center brings students, scholars and practitioners together for events and activities that allow these groups to exchange questions, insights and information. Even as the center explores and develops the theory of dispute resolution, it works to insure that Quinnipiac law students gain vital knowledge and skills in this growing field.
To RSVP for Daicoff’s lecture, please call Georgianna Coleman at 203-582-5299 by March 18. Lunch will be served.