"In 2001, I wanted to start a web-based project that involved selecting and collecting articles, their abstracting, archiving, and dissemination of the article annotations for researchers to use around the world. At that time, I was a neophyte on the internet and couldn’t even spell ‘www.’ The Cornell Law Library director suggested that Sasha Skenderija work with me to develop the project. At our very first meeting, Sasha understood the project, saw its potentials and pitfalls, and got me to focus on the architecture I would need to present the information, make it searchable, and sustain the project over time. He also urged me to imagine a variety of ways that the information could be usefully cross-referenced. He then designed a web site that was both accessible and flexible, enabling the categories and the complexity of the data to grow over time while the presentation remained clean and elegant. As a result, my site quickly became popular within my academic field and was used by scholars, professionals, governments and social activists in more than 150 countries. The initial architecture was so solid and well designed that I have been able to maintain the site for over 15 years without any overhaul or major modification, long after I moved from Cornell to UCLA. I attribute the success of the project to Sasha’s foresight, insight, and talent."