Professor Ross Sandler has contributed a full review of Fighting for the City to this symposium issue. This short comment is meant to supplement that review by emphasizing topics that are of particular interest to an historian of the American legal profession, and of American legal education in particular and New York City in general. It is also meant to draw some connections between Fighting for the City and two of Professor William Nelson's other works: In Pursuit of Right and Justice, his biography of Edward Weinfeld, a lawyer and judge of the District Court for theSouthern District of New York, and The Legalist Reformation, a legal history of New York State in the twentieth century.
New York Law School Law Review, Vol. 53, Issue 3 (2008-2009), pp. 561-574