Private practice, Virginia, 1979-1982, 1992-2003
Assistant commonwealth attorney, Arlington County, Virginia, 1982-1986
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Virginia, 1986-1992
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, August 2, 2006; no Senate vote
George Mason University School of Law offers an unparalleled opportunity to study law from an interdisciplinary perspective at the doorstep of Washington, D.C. Many dozens of our alumni work on Capitol Hill and elsewhere in government. Many hundreds more are in private practice in Virginia, Washington, D.C. and in law firms across the country. Our program is one of the most rigorous in the country, with Legal Research and Writing as a requirement both in first and second years and Economic Foundations of Legal Studies as a required first semester course. The law school was founded as the International School of Law in 1972 and became a part of George Mason University in 1979. Though it has been in existence for only a few decades, the School of Law is now recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 40 law schools in the United States, with a faculty that is ranked 23rd nationally in professional stature and productivity by the New Educational Quality Ranking of U.S. Law Schools.
U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2003-2007