Confederate Army, 1861-1865
Private practice, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 1867-1877
Commonwealth attorney, Rockingham County, Virginia, 1870-1877
State senator from Rockingham County, Virginia, 1877-1880
Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia, 1878
U.S. representative from Virginia, 1881-1883
University of Virginia School of Law
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.