Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2001

Abstract

In the popular imagination, legal education is the experience of sitting in a classroom and being pushed to think deeply by a brilliant and demanding teacher. Some law schools are lucky enough to have a faculty member who actually fulfills this expectation - one professor in particular whose courses are the testing ground for the very best and most engaged students. When I was a student at Michigan in the 1970s, and until his retirement last year at the end of the century, that teacher was Terry Sandalow. For many Michigan graduates, taking Federal Courts or Fourteenth Amendment from Professor Sandalow was the most stimulating and unsettling portion of our law school education. It is not hyperbole to say that Terry was a legendary law professor. He taught us the skeptical, uncompromising craft of legal analysis as a means of serious engagement with public issues.


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