Clinton's keen interest in law was sparked during an activity in his Latin class where the class participated in a mock trial arguing the defense of the ancient Roman Senator Catiline. During his junior year in high school Clinton worked for a U.S. Foreign Relations Committee which greatly shaped his outlook on war. After graduating from Yale Law School, Clinton became a law professor at the University of Arkansas followed by running for a seat in the House of Representatives which he lost to incumbent John Paul Hammerschmidt. This marked Clinton as a rising political star. Subsequently, Clinton ran governor, won in a landslide, and became the nation's youngest governor. Despite a rough and inefficient opening term, Clinton was reelected and focused on important issues helping him gain national recognition.