- Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Tulane University. Member of Phi Beta Kappa.
- Juris Doctor, cum laude, Harvard Law School. Development Editor of the Harvard International Law Journal.
- Law Clerk for the Honorable John R. Brown, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
- Instructor in Law, Vanderbilt Law School
- Member, Tennessee and Texas Bar Associations