Private practice, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, 1977-1978, 1983-1987
Assistant prosecutor, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, 1978
Prosecutor, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, 1979-1982
Judge, Circuit Court of Missouri, Thirty-Second Judicial Circuit, 1987-1992
Judge, Supreme Court of Missouri, 1992-2008
As you will see on our site, the school has a diverse and highly talented faculty whose members are dedicated to teaching. Not only do they hold outstanding academic credentials, but virtually all of them also have had practical experience before entering their teaching careers. Consequently, they provide the invaluable link between the theory of classroom instruction and the reality of legal practice. The Dedman School of Law enjoys a national and international reputation, with its graduates practicing in every state of the Union and in many foreign countries.
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.