Amherst College (Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 1983). Harvard University (Master of Public Policy, 1986). Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley (Juris Doctor, 1989).
Worked at Munger, Tolles & Olson. Admitted to the bar, 1989, California. 1990, United States. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.
1991, District of Columbia.
1993, United States. Supreme Court. Order of the Coif. Member, 1987-1989 and Editor-in-Chief, 1988-1989, California Law Review.
Author: A New Direction for the Permanent Court of Arbitration, 5 Leiden J. International.L. (1993). Mikva & Bleich, When Congress Overrules the Court, 79 California L. Review
729 (1991); Comment, The Politics of Prison Crowding, 77 California L. Review
1125 (1989). Comment, Chrome on the Range: Office-Road Vehicles on Public Lands, 15 Ecological L.Q. 159 (1988); M. Moore & J. Bleich, 1 From Children to Citizens, Springer-Verlag: New York (1987).
Towards an Effective Policy for Handling Dangerous Juvenile Offenders, 3 From Children to Citizens, F. Hartmann (educated) (1987).
Treatment of Dangerous Juvenile Offenders, Governance: Harvard J. of Public Political"y (1987). Law Clerk to: Honorary Abner J. Mikva, United States.
Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1989-1990.
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, United States. Supreme Court, 1990-1991.
Honorary Howard M. Holtzmann, United States.-Iran Claims Tribunal, The Hague, 1991-1992. Board Member, Bar Association of San Francisco (1994-1995).
President, Barristers Club of San Francisco (1995).
Barrister of the Year (1995). Boalt Hall Recent Alumnus of the Year (1996). Vice-Chair, American Bar Association/Section on Individual Rights and Responsibilities Committee on Human Rights (1995-1996).
(Resident, San Francisco Office).
Director White House Youth Violence Initiative, 1999-2000, chair, California State University, since 2007. Member American Bar Association (amicus curiae committee, chair), State Bar California (president 2007-2008), Bar Association San Francisco (president), Lawyers' Committee Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area (co-chair), Lawyers Committee Human Rights (board directors since 1998), Legal Aid Society (board directors since 1998), Barristers Club San Francisco (president), American Law Institute.
Married Rebecca Lee Pratt, August 12, 1984. Children: Jacob, Matthew, Abigail.