University of Mississippi, B.A. (1964); Juris Doctor (1967 Cum Laude); Mississippi Law Journal Research Editor; Case Note Editor, Articles Editor; Harvard University, Fellow in Law and Humanities (1975).
HONORARY ACADEMIC ORGANIZATIONS:
Phi Eta Sigma
Omicron Delta Kappa
Phi Kappa Phi
1967-70 Private law practice in Gulfport, Mississippi
1970-2001 Faculty member, University of Mississippi School of Law
7/85-1/87 Acting Dean, University of Mississippi School of Law
1987-Fall Sem. Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University, Cambridge, England
2001-present Professor Emeritus, University of Mississippi School of Law
Selected in 1991 as the first recipient of the Butler, Snow, O Mara, Stevens & Cannada Endowed Lectureship in Law.
Elected by Law School Student Body as Outstanding Professor of Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1974, 1976, 1984, 1992, 2000.
Recipient of University of Mississippi Outstanding Teacher Award for 1986.
Ole Miss Law Alumnus of the Year (2000-2001)
HONORARY PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
American Inns of Court III – Charter member and original secretary-treasurer; Fellow of the Mississippi Bar
Young Lawyers Section; Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation
Mississippi Bar/Past President; Mississippi Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Practice and Procedure (Previously served several terms as Chair and as Vice-Chair); Lamar Order (Chair).
Ruling Elder and Previous Clerk of Session – First Presbyterian Church, Oxford, Mississippi
Oxford Lafayette County Pantry – Screening Manager, Executive Board