Paul Casey, nephew of the founder of UPS, has been a friend to the law school for many years. Through his generosity, four scholarships are given annually to students in business and public interest law. The student scholars form the Casey Society of Fellows and this year they will begin meeting as a society of graduates as well as student members.
Paul’s family has a tradition of philanthropy and community support. In 1985, Paul’s father, Henry J. Casey and his sister, Margurite Casey gave generously to create a professorship that would honor the memories of their brothers, Jim and George Casey. A legacy to Henry Casey’s commitment to the highest ethical business standard, the professorship is intended for a faculty member who brings expertise to the study of law, business and integrity. The Henry J. Casey endowed chair of law is held by Professor Ed Brunet.
Paul reconnected with Lewis & Clark law school after his father set up the endowed chair. After meeting Dean Jim Huffman, Paul set up the scholarships to support students. Another inspiration for Paul was Chet McCarty. Paul is very honored by the school’s recognition of his philanthropy and inspiration and states the award is “very kind”.