Jim Martin was a friend. Friends meant a lot to Jim. Being Jim's friend meant that at the end of your first week as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan Law School, Jim insisted that you come to his home for a gourmet dinner, even though it was below zero outside and Jim had never cooked anything more ambitious than microwave cuisine. Being Jim's friend meant that he pushed for your appointment to the Michigan law faculty, even though the appointment would probably result in your taking his commercial law courses. Being Jim's friend meant that he tried to share his passion for science fiction and classical music with you, even though your tastes ran more to mysteries and country and western music. Being Jim's friend meant that he agreed to co-author a commercial law casebook with you.

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