Robert W. Kastenmeier '52 has been selected to receive an honorary doctor of laws degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's May 13 spring commencement ceremony.
Kastenmeier served with great distinction in the United States Congress from 1958-1990. During his tenure, Congressman Kastenmeier made special contributions to the improvement of the judiciary and to the field of intellectual property law.
In 1985, Kastenmeier received the Warren E. Burger Award, presented by the institute for Court Management, and the Service Award of the National Center for State Courts. In 1988, he was honored by the American Judicature Society with its Justice Award for his contributions to improving the administration of justice.
The annual Robert W. Kastenmeier Lecture was created at UW Law School to honor these contributions by fostering important legal scholarship in the fields of intellectual property, corrections, administration of justice, and civil liberties.
To read the UW-Madison press release, click here.
Submitted by UW Law News on May 12, 2011