James Casey, director of AU's Office of Sponsored Programs, has been elected a Fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation (WLF). The class of 2015 is the sixteenth class inducted into the Fellows program. Membership in the Fellows is capped at 2.5% of Wisconsin attorneys, and Casey was inducted during the WLF reception on September 30, 2015, in Madison, WI.
The Fellows of the Wisconsin Law Foundation is an honorary program, which recognizes members of the Wisconsin Bar who are known by their peers for high achievements in their profession and outstanding contributions for the advancement and improvement of the administration of justice in the State of Wisconsin. Membership to be a Fellow is by invitation-only.
Fellows must be lawyers, judges, or teachers of law who are members of the State Bar of Wisconsin in good standing, and are recognized in the legal profession for outstanding attainment in professional, public, or private careers, for devotion to the welfare of their community, state, and nation, and the advancement of the legal profession.
Casey is a 1988 graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law, where he served as a staff member on the Dayton Law Review. He is president of the State Bar of Wisconsin Nonresident Lawyers Division, a member of the State Bar Board of Governors Executive Committee, and is co-Chair of the global State Bar of Wisconsin Biotech and the Law Conference being held in Madison, WI, May 5 through 7, 2016.