U.S. Navy, 1942-1945
Private practice, Cleveland, Ohio, 1948-1960, 1963-1968
Assistant attorney general, State of Ohio, 1950-1957
Counsel and director, Ohio Narcotics Investigation, 1953-1954
Deputy registrar, Ohio Department of Motor Vehicles, 1957-1959
Trial attorney, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1960-1963
Judge, Cuyahoga County [Ohio] Court of Common Pleas, 1968-1970
Judge, Court of Appeals of Ohio, Eighth Appellate District, 1970-1981
Case Western Reserve University School of Law is one of eight schools at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. The law school is known for its innovation in legal education and blending of practice, theory, and professionalism. It has a long commitment to diversity and admitted students of color in its first entering class in 1892. It was one of the first schools accredited by the American Bar Association and it is a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).
It was initially named for Franklin Thomas Backus, a justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, whose widow donated $50,000 to found the school in 1892.
According to Case Western Reserve's official 2013 ABA-required disclosures, 58.6% of the Class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term, bar passage-required employment nine months after graduation, excluding solo-practitioners.
The Law Center provides a world of opportunities. We offer more courses and more seminars on domestic and international topics than any other law school in the country. Our program in clinical education, ranked among the best in the nation, offers a wide range of legal assistance to needy members of our community - including domestic abuse and child cases, political asylum cases, and environmental justice. Our location puts us within walking distance of Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Department of Justice.