I wrote this book to honor the professional life of John J. Bonsignore (1935-2011) who created a new view of American law that is interdisciplinary, critical, and humanitarian. John first used the words "Legal Studies" in 1968 when he described a university major that would be independent of all current undergraduate instruction in law found then primarily in business schools. John, a University of Chicago law graduate, began teaching business law in 1963 and joined the business law faculty at UMass. in 1969 and there (with a few others) created the first Legal Studies Program in 1973 which evolved into a free standing department of Legal Studies in 1981. John was a primary author of the first Legal Studies textbook, Before the Law, and with his colleagues created the American Legal Studies Association, and was the first editor of the interdisciplinary journal, the Legal Studies Forum. Legal Studies at Umass. today has over 240 majors and 10 faculty from different disciplines. The UMass web site describes over 50 courses in Legal Studies which are offered by faculty from the Legal Studies department itself or by faculty from the colleges of social and behavioral sciences and the humanities. In the first half of the book I examine law school training in the 1960's, then discuss one of John's groundbreaking early papers (Law As A Hard Science, Chicago, 1972) in which he uses the framework and terms proposed by Thomas Kuhn (The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, 1970) to analyze revolutions and change in both law and science. Also, I analyze the discipline of business law out of which legal studies grew and continues to grow today. I let John speak about his own unique pedagogy and, finally, describe how he and a handful of faculty created the Legal Studies Department at UMass. 1961-1981. In the second half I reproduce several documents of historical importance including both of John's early papers (in 1968 and 1969) on what Legal Studies should look like. Also, I have reproduced readings from both of his textbooks, the Legal Studies Introductory textbook and his major intellectual achievement, the advanced Legal Studies textbook, Law and Multinationals (1994) in which he argues that the multinational corporation is beyond the law.