Research attorney, Michigan Court of Appeals, 1976-1977
Legal research and writing teaching fellow, Detroit College of Law, Michigan State University, 1977-1978
Private practice, Michigan, 1977-1985
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Michigan, 1985-1988
Private practice, Detroit, Michigan, 1988-1998
General counsel, Detroit Mayor-Elect Dennis Archer Transition Team, 1993-1994
The original mission of the school was to provide Boston's first evening law school program for students who could not attend full-time day classes seems reasonable today, but it was a revolutionary moment when Professor Robert Gray Dodge delivered the school's first lecture in Property on October 3, 1898. The notion that a law school not only could, but also should, respond to the needs of the local community was considered a maverick educational idea at the time and has continued to be a hallmark of the School of Law to this day.