Honorable Ronald A. Cass is Chairman of the Center for the Rule of Law, an independent, non-profit center of international scholars analyzing rule of law issues. He also is President, Cass & Associates, PC, a legal consultancy in Great Falls , VA. He served Presidents Reagan and Bush as Vice-Chairman and Commissioner of the U.S. International Trade Commission, and is Dean Emeritus of Boston University School of Law, where he served as Dean from 1990-2004.
Mr. Cass is a past Chairman of the American Bar Association Administrative Law Section, and currently serves as co-Chair of the American Bar Association International Law Section, Intellectual Property Committee. He is Chairman of the Federalist Society Practice Group on International Law and National Security, and the author of numerous books and articles, on topics such as antitrust law, intellectual property law, administrative law and regulation, and legal process. He also has written or co-authored then books, including The Rule of Law in America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001), and is currently working on a book on intellectual property rights.
He is a Senior Fellow at the International Centre for Economic Research in Torino , Italy , and serves as the Rapporteur for a joint US-EU Task Force on Intellectual Property in Brussels , Belgium , for the Trans Atlantic Policy Network. Mr. Cass has been has been a professor at the University of Virginia and Boston University, visiting professor at the Université d'Aix-Marseille III, Aix-en-Provence, France, visiting professor of Comparative Law at the Université Lyon III, Lyon, France, and a lecturer at leading universities around the world.
Mr. Cass is a member of many organizations, including the American Law Institute and the Mont Pélèrin Society, and serves on the boards of several non-profit enterprises.
He received his B.A. (high distinction) from the University of Virginia in 1970, and is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, where he received his J.D. with honors in 1973.