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Terrance Sandalow
Regents' Proceedings 99

Terrance Sandalow, J.D., professor or law, the Edson R. Sunderland Professor of Law, and former dean of the Law School, retired from active faculty status on May 31, 2000, after an extraordinary career of teaching, administration, and research.

A native of Chicago, Professor Sandalow received his A.B. and J.D. degrees from the University of Chicago in 1954 and 1957, respectively. After graduating from law school, he served as a law clerk for Judge Sterry W. Waterman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for Justice Potter Stewart of the United States Supreme Court. He then returned to Chicago, where he practiced law from 1959-61.

Professor Sandalow began his academic career in 1961 at the University of Minnesota Law School. He joined the faculty of the University of Michigan Law School in 1966 as professor of law. He served as dean of the Law School from 1978-87 and was named Edson R. Sunderland Professor of Law in 1987. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor Sandalow was a respected and influential scholar in the fields of constitutional law, constitutional theory, and local government law. He was the co-author of a path-breaking casebook, Government in Urban Areas. His articles on the role of the Supreme Court, affirmative action, federalism, constitutional interpretation, and judicial review are classics.

As a teacher, Professor Sandalow stimulated generations of the best Michigan law students to produce their finest work. His "Federal Courts" class and his seminars were legendary occasions for learning. Both as dean and as a faculty member, Professor Sandalow created a tradition of serious inquiry that is responsible for the intellectual eminence of the University of Michigan Law School in the last quarter of the twentieth century. The Regents now salute this accomplished scholar and educator for his dedicated service to the University of Michigan by naming Terrance Sandalow the Edson R. Sunderland Professor of Emeritus of Law, professor emeritus of law and dean emeritus.