Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bruce Winick


Earlier today I received word that Bruce Winick has passed away. Along with his friend David Wexler, Bruce was the originator of therapeutic jurisprudence, a school of thought that has influenced many problem-solving courts and sparked a minor movement within the legal academy. I knew Bruce in passing -- we had coffee a couple of times, he asked me to contribute to a book he edited (Judging in a Therapeutic Key) and he was kind enough to share a portion of his work with me. (He was, by just about any standard, an insanely prolific scholar.) I always looked forward to our correspondence -- he was always kind, thoughtful and eager to engage in give-and-take. He will be missed. For a snapshot of Bruce's work, check out the Cutting Edge Law website.