research proposal

In the earlier semester of the class, we talked about the role of empathy in the courtroom and under the rule of law. In order to become a judicious spectator in the trial, empathy is an essential judicial attribute when we put ourselves into “certain context of others” to deal with the lawsuits. As for the law-making and changing systems, the ability to take the perspectives of others improves deficient protections and prohibition in different conditions. Furthermore, lawyers should develop empathic communication skills that will facilitate initial rapport between them and their clients. And also in the courtroom, jurors’ accurate understanding of others’ situation and empathy without limitation are necessary to provide justice under the rule of law. The correlation between empathy and law, or between empathy and law prosecutors, such as lawyers, law-makers and jurors, is inseparable. For the sake of creating a humane and equal society, empathy should take place as a foundation of law.

 

Sources:

Dubber, Markus D. The Sense of Justice: Empathy in Law and Punishment, New York University Press, New York, 2006.

Massaro, Toni M. “Empathy, Legal Storytelling, and the Rule of Law: New Words, Old Wounds?” Michigan Law Review, vol. 87, no. 8, 1989., pp. 2099-2127.

Little, Laura E. “NEGOTIATING THE TANGLE OF LAW AND EMOTION the Passions of Law. Edited by Susan A. Bandes.” Cornell Law Review, vol. 86, 2001., pp. 974-1386.

Barkai, John L., and Virginia O. Fine. “Empathy Training for Lawyers and Law Students.”Southwestern University Law Review, vol. 13, no. 3, 1983., pp. 505.

Massaro, Toni M. “Empathy, Legal Storytelling, and the Rule of Law: New Words, Old Wounds?” Michigan Law Review, vol. 87, no. 8, 1989., pp. 2099-2127.

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