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While practicing law, James Shellow for almost a decade taught a two-semester seminar in Advanced Criminal Procedure at the University of Wisconsin Law School, a trial practice course at the University of Wisconsin Law School and occasionally at the University of Virginia and at the Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming. He continued his interest in mathematics and the sciences and was appointed to a research fellowship at the Mental Health Research Institute at the University of Michigan and elected as a Director of the General Systems Science Foundation and Fund For Behavioral Sciences. Meanwhile, Shellow & Shellow prospered and added associates.

As the law firm prospered, it represented pro bono Michael Cullen, Father James Groppi, the Native Americans at Wounded Knee, African Americans in Mississippi, the Daughters of Charity and many others who believed that their actions and protests would make this a better world.

James Shellow on behalf of the Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee of the A.C.L.U. litigated a class action suit to enjoin voter discrimination in Orleans Parish, Louisiana and was one of the founders and Board member of Freedom Through Equality and its successor, Milwaukee Legal Services, an Office of Equal Opportunity funded law firm, which in addition to representing indigent clients filed class action suits on their behalf.

Upon starting the practice of criminal defense law, James Shellow joined the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, was elected to its Board of Directors and then its presidency. He was active in the formation of the National College for Criminal Defense and about twenty years ago was elected President of its Board of Regents. He continues in that office. He has taught trial practice to criminal defense lawyers at that college since it was founded. James Shellow served on the Ethics, Courts and Professional Responsibility Committees of the Milwaukee Bar Association and as a member of the Ad Hoc Committee on Criminal Rules of the Wisconsin Judicial Council. He was appointed to the Governor's Task Force on the Computerization of the Criminal Justice System. James Shellow was one of the founding members of Milwaukee's Inn of Court and was elected to membership in the American Board of Criminal Lawyers serving briefly on its Board of Directors. James Shellow is an elected member of the American Law Institute.

He was instrumental in convincing Milwaukee's federal judges to approve a Federal Defender for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and has served on its Board of Directors since it was established. James Shellow has lectured on criminal law throughout the United States and has published numerous articles in law reviews and other legal publications. James Shellow has defended clients in state and federal courts throughout the country and is a member of the bar of several district courts including the Northern District of Illinois. He was appointed to the Criminal Instructions Committee of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, is a member of the bar of every federal circuit and argued two of the three cases in which Shellow & Shellow appeared in the United States Supreme Court.

On several occasions James Shellow has been retained by a large Milwaukee law firms to participate in major civil litigation.

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