Ages ago, I had the excellent luck to fall into a collaboration with Terrance Sandalow to produce a casebook now long forgotten. There could have been no more bracing or beneficial learning experience for a fledgling legal scholar (meaning me). What brought us together indeed was luck from my standpoint, but it was enterprise, too - the brokerage of an alert West Publishing Company editor picking up on a casual remark of mine as he made one of his regular sweeps through Harvard Law School. A novice law professor, I mentioned to him how much I admired a new essay in the field of local government law (a subject I was just then trying to learn) by someone I didn't know but who lived in that editor's home town of Minneapolis-Saint Paul. The essay was Terrance Sandalow's since-become-classic piece on municipal home rule, and the West editor arranged to bring the two of us together to discuss the casebook project that in fact materialized.
Frank I. Michelman,
Terry Firma: Background Democracy and Constitutional Foundations,
Mich. L. Rev.
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