Bachelor, Fisk University, 1957. Bachelor of Laws, University Virginia, 1962.
Staff attorney Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, 1962—1967. Field team leader National Advisory Commission Civil Disorders, 1967—1968. Executive assistant to commissioner Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1968.
Member research staff Rand Corporation, 1968—1971. Assistant professor Law School, Catholic University America, Washington, 1971—1977. Associate Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, 1977—1979.
Principal deputy general counsel Department Army, 1979—1981. Dean Antioch School Law, Washington, 1981—1987, University Akron School Law, since 1987. Consultant Ford Foundation, 1971.
Co-chairman District of Columbia Consumer Goods Repair Board, 1975—1976. Member of American Bar Association, Society of America Law Teachers, National Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association.
Married Elizabeth D. Ravenell, August 16, 1966. 1 child Isaac Cosby III.