Bringing Wonderment to the Legal Academy
In the 1980s, the NYU law school was pioneering a quiet revolution in legal education. Anthony Amsterdam, legendary both as a litigator and as a legal scholar, was leading the best clinical program in United States legal education and beginning to expand the use of experiential learning throughout the law school curriculum. A huge and anxiety-inducing task. Happily, we encountered Jerome Bruner, a Pied Piper of interdisciplinary wonder. Jerry was the perfect tutor for legal educators trying to develop—and to share with students—a sophistication about how law is practiced, made, and used.