Patrick Castle, ’12 (Class of 1949 Scholarship Fund)
Hometown: Coldwater, Michigan
Now: Associate at Grippo & Elden LLC
I grew up in Coldwater, Michigan and received a BA in philosophy from Kalamazoo College in 2007. Upon graduation I joined Teach for America, and for two years taught ninth grade special education and social studies in Saint Louis, Missouri. I applied for law school at the outset of my second year of teaching and was thrilled to be accepted to the University of Chicago Law School.
I have wanted to be a lawyer since I was a child, although my reasons have changed along the way. I was originally drawn to the profession because the law prizes fairness. That remains true, but my studies at the Law School helped me to appreciate the practice of law on a more personal level: as a rewarding outlet for creative thought. I am ever grateful for that, and for the support I received as a beneficiary of the Class of 1949 Scholarship Fund.