This fundraiser is in loving memory of Professor James Edward Byrne. As a scholar and educator, Jim spent the majority of his life in service to others. In addition to being a professor for 30 years, Jim was a leading figure in the field of trade finance. In 1987, he founded the Institute of International Banking Law & Practice, a nonprofit educational organization that continues to be a vital resource in the field of letters of credit.
Jim was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and a mentor to many. As the work of St. Judes Children's Research Hospital was close to his heart, we dedicate this fundraiser to the celebration of Jim's memory.