Assistant commonweath attorney, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1974-1976
Commissioner in chancery, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1975-1980
Private practice, Fairfax, Virginia, 1976-1980
Member, Board of Zoning Appeals, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1978-1980
Judge, Fairfax [Virginia] General District Court, 1980-1982
Judge, Virginia Circuit Court, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, 1982-1985
Judge, Court of Appeals of Virginia, 1985-1991
Justice, Supreme Court of Virginia, 1991-2010
Established in 1865, The George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in Washington, DC. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. The law school is located on the GW campus in the downtown neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom. The law school has a total enrollment of about 2,000 students. Approximately 1,400 students are in the full-time division for the JD degree and 300 are enrolled in the part-time division. 300 students, many from abroad, are enrolled in graduate law degree programs.
Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. Intellectual challenges are met in a spirit of cooperation. Small first-year sections promote individual inquiry while providing support and friendship. Students learn together, reading each other's work and freely sharing course outlines and other materials, confidently relying on the nation's oldest student-run Honor System to maintain the highest ethical standards.