Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. Member of the District of Columbia bar, 1994 to present.
Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from Georgetown University in 2014 and from Marquette University in 2010.
Marquette University, B.A., Journalism
University of Oklahoma, M.A., English
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C., four in-residence public policy fellowships for work on judicial biographies, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2011.