Kenneth Francis Ripple
U.S. Navy, 1968-1972
U.S. Naval Reserve, JAG Corps, 1972-
Attorney, office of the general counsel, IBM, 1968
Legal officer, Supreme Court of the United States, 1972-1973
Special assistant, Chief Justice of the United States Warren Burger, 1973-1977
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1977-1985
Professor of law, University of Notre Dame, 1977-
Reporter, Advisory Committee on Federal Appellate Rules, 1978-1985
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.
George Washington University Law School
Established in 1865, The George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in Washington, DC. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. The law school is located on the GW campus in the downtown neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom. The law school has a total enrollment of about 2,000 students. Approximately 1,400 students are in the full-time division for the JD degree and 300 are enrolled in the part-time division. 300 students, many from abroad, are enrolled in graduate law degree programs.