William Duane Benton
U.S. Navy/Naval Reserve captain, 1972-2002
Campaign manager, Wendell Bailey for Congress, 1980
Administrative assistant, U.S. Rep. Wendell Bailey, Missouri, 1981-1982
Private practice, Jefferson City, Missouri, 1983-1989
Director of revenue, Missouri Department of Revenue, 1989-1991
Adjunct professor, Westminster College, 1998-2004
Adjunct professor, University of Missouri School of Law, 1998-2004
Judge, Supreme Court of Missouri, 1991-2004; chief justice, 1997-1999
Yale University Law School
Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale Law School, is one of the world's premier law schools. It offers an unmatched environment of excellence and educational intimacy in the form of world renowned faculty, small classes, limitless opportunities for clinical training, and strong encouragement of public service. Small by design, our impact on the world is measured by its accomplished graduates and its ongoing scholarship and outreach through 17 centers and projects.
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.