The aim of this paper is to provide readers with a starting point from which to examine the extent to which their own areas of legal research can benefit from a complexity lens. The current research focuses on family law merely to provide an illustration. This work is particularly inspired by the research conducted by Glouberman and Zimmerman, who examined the medical system on both a systemic and individual patient level from a complexity lens. It is from this foundation that this paper examines the legal system from both a systemic and individual dispute level, with a focus on complexity.
Martha E. Simmons,
Calming the Chaos: A Complexity Science Approach to Dispute Resolution on a Macro and Micro Level,
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