April 7, 2008
Casey Whelan Named Outstanding Student in Law and Entrepreneurship
Oregon Law student Casey Whelan was recently named the Outstanding Student in Law and Entrepreneurship for 2007-2008. Whelan received $1,000 and his name will be inscribed on a plaque that is permanently displayed at the Knight Law Center.
In a letter nominating Whelan for the award, Oregon Law student Kate Symes said Whelan brings enthusiasm and professionalism to Oregon Law’s Small Business Clinic.
“I participated with him in the clinic and was always impressed by the ease and grace with which he handled his clients, his calendar, and his general demeanor,” Symes said. “He also developed the idea for the Sustainable Business Law Statement of Completion and saw it through to fruition. This is an impressive contribution (to Oregon Law) and his dedication to the program has contributed tremendously to the school’s reputation among business and environmental law firms in the area.”
Whelan is a third-year law student. Prior to attending Oregon Law, he taught high school honors chemistry and was an intern enologist at Opus One Winery in Oakville, Calif.