Private practice, Akron, Ohio, 1978-1991
Judge, Court of Appeals of Ohio, Ninth Appellate District, 1991-1995
Justice, Supreme Court of Ohio, 1995-2003
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, May 9, 2001; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, September 4, 2001; no Senate vote
We are, above all, committed to excellence in teaching. Our students expect and deserve it. We have, as a faculty, determined that this is the most important way that we can serve our students, and ultimately, our great responsibilities. Our commitment includes both the determination to assure a high quality of teaching in all areas and the recognition that we must address the particular needs of our students and the profession in these times. We must be careful to instill in our students an understanding of the professionalism and high ethical standards that lawyers must achieve. We also must assure that they leave the school with a firm grounding in the essential skills they will need to practice law.