U.S. Army, 1968-1969
Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia, 1970
Law clerk, Hon. Lewis F. Powell, Supreme Court of the United States, 1972-1973
Faculty, University of Virginia School of Law, 1973-1978, 1983; associate professor, 1973-1978; professor, 1983
Editorial page editor, Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, 1978-1981
Deputy assistant attorney general, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1982-1983
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, November 10, 1983; no Senate vote
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.