James J. Casey

Class of 1962
Retired Partner, McGuireWoods

In November 1961, at the beginning of my third year in law school, and with the strong encouragement of Professor Larry Daly, I interviewed for a job in the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice. Professor Daly helped prepare me for the interview. Of course, I never believed that I would be successful in getting the job, but in January 1962 I received a position.

When I told Professor Daly about the response, he smiled and said, "I knew you could do it." In the summer of 1962, I moved to Washington, D.C., to work in the Robert Kennedy Justice Department. Byron White was already sitting on the United States Supreme Court at that time.

Thank you, DePaul and Professor Daly, for getting my legal career started in such an exciting way.