U.S. Army Reserve colonel, JAG Corps, 1959-1984
Private practice, New York City, 1958-1964
Faculty, University of Georgia School of Law, 1964-1970; assistant professor, 1964-1965; associate professor, 1965-1969; professor, 1969-1970
Dean/professor of law, Wake Forest University School of Law, 1970-1978
Visiting professor, University of Virginia School of Law, 1978-1979
Dean/professor of law, University of Missouri, Kansas City, School of Law, 1979-1983
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