Everything Old is New Again: An Essay Review of Anthony G. Amsterdam & Jerome Bruner, Minding the Law (Harv U. Press 2000)

34 Pages Posted: 22 Jun 2008  

Steven D. Jamar

Howard University School of Law; IIPSJ

Abstract

In the first chapter of their excellent book, Minding the Law, Anthony Amsterdam and Jerome Bruner provide an Invitation to a Journey to make the already familiar strange again. They examine four common skills of lawyers from a new perspective: categorizing, rhetoric, narrative, and culture. In examining their ideas, I apply them to various constitutional law cases.

Keywords: narrative, rhetoric, categorizing, jurisprudence, legal method, legal writing, constitutional law, freedom of religion, scalia

Suggested Citation

Jamar, Steven D., Everything Old is New Again: An Essay Review of Anthony G. Amsterdam & Jerome Bruner, Minding the Law (Harv U. Press 2000). Pace Law Review, Vol. 22, pp. 155-198, 2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1148829

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