Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Jim Doyle

Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Affairs

Jim Doyle

Office: 309 Observatory Hill Office Building

Gov. Jim Doyle served as the 44th governor of Wisconsin, from 2003 to 2011. Gov. Doyle is a national leader in healthcare, energy, natural resources, biotechnology, and other areas. He has worked closely high-ranking administration officials and other governors. 

Gov. Doyle is of counsel and a lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP where he provides strategic advice and counsel to clients regarding healthcare and energy laws and regulations and the evolving regulatory framework. 

Before his eight-year term as governor, he served as Wisconsin's attorney general for 12 years. Gov. Doyle also was a fellow at the Institute for Politics at Harvard University in fall 2012 and taught at Harvard University's School of Public Health in fall 2014.

From 1991 to 2003, Doyle served as Wisconsin's attorney general, leading major multi-state efforts and arguing three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. He previously was Dane County's district attorney and a lawyer in private practice.

Gov. Doyle is a graduate, cum laude, of Harvard Law School, He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison after attending Stanford University for three years. He has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to education and public service. Inspired by John F. Kennedy's call to public service, he spent several years after college providing education and legal service in the Peace Corps in Tunisia and on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona.


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