Law clerk, Hon. Donald F. Shea, Supreme Court of Rhode Island, 1983-1984
Private practice, Providence, Rhode Island, 1984-2011
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, March 10, 2010; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, September 13, 2010; no Senate vote
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.