AB, Dartmouth College, 1980; Juris Doctor, University of Chicago, 1983; Master of Laws, University of Wisconsin, 1988; Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1989.
Associate professor of law, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, since 1988.
Member American Studies Association, Society of America Law Teachers, American Society Legal History, American History Society, Organizational American Historians, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Joy Swanson, August 27, 1983. 1 child, Anna.