Journal of Legal Education
Even the most casual observer should be aware that we are living through a period of intense interest by law professors in the behavioral sciences. No volume of the Journalof Legal Education is published without at least one essay on a law school program, a design for cooperative research or a criticism of the lawyers for paying no heed to their more scientific brethren. A review of A.A.I.S. convention agendas would indicate, I am sure, very few meetings without some discussion of "Law and the Behavioral Sciences."' The interest manifests itself in a variety of ways, 'but nowhere more actively, nowhere more passionately and obdurately, than in the preparation of teaching materials. In fact, all of this activity is part of a "second explosion ' of the interest. It is striking that Professor Paulsen should be defending the "traditional" casebook by reference to Jacobs & Goebel - since Brainerd Currie's brilliant exposition of the initial "explosion" highlighted the first edition of that casebook as one of the prime examples of the then new and exciting effort to "co- ordinate" law and the behavioral and social sciences.4
Robert Levy, The Perilous Necessity: Nonlegal Materials in a Family Law Course, 15 J. Legal Educ. 413 (1963), available at http://scholarship.law.umn.edu/faculty_articles/469.