U.S. Army, Air Corps, 1942-1946
Attorney, Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1947-1948
Assistant professor of law, Notre Dame Law School, 1948-1949
Private practice, Sioux City, Iowa, 1949-1960
State representative, Iowa, 1955-1956
State senator, Iowa, 1957-1960
U.S. senator from Iowa, 1961-1973
Public service is a critical component of a legal education and the professional development of our students," said David M. Schizer, Dean and the Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law. "This new guarantee supports a core principle of our school, as we aspire to train lawyers who view pro bono work as central to their commitment to our system of justice.
The highly competitive practice of law has a way of shaping a person. If you let it, it can and it will make you into a thing;...That thing the practice of law would make of you is ultimately what becomes of the once passionate, once idealistic, once hopeful, would-be world changer, who has become eroded by the routine, battering current of the practice, and who has failed to cultivate the ground cover that resists erosion of soul." For those of us in the world of work, whether as lawyers or not, tending to that initial force that drew us toward the study of law should be part of our thoughts and periodic reflections.