“My Family’s Journey from Slave to Citizen”

  • Tuesday, February 9, 2021 • 4:00 pm
  • Virtual Event

Judge Robert L. Wilkins, on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, will discuss his new book project, “My Family’s Journey from Slave to Citizen.” Dean Nancy Staudt will introduce Judge Wilkins, and Professor and Vice Provost Adrienne Davis will moderate the discussion. This event is approved by Missouri Bar for 1 total hour MCLE.

Judge Wilkins was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on January 15, 2014. A native of Muncie Indiana, he obtained a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 1986 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1989. Following law school, Judge Wilkins served as a law clerk to the Honorable Earl B. Gilliam of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Judge Wilkins served as the lead plaintiff in Wilkins, et al. v. State of Maryland, a landmark civil rights lawsuit that inspired nationwide legislative and executive reform of police stop-and-search practices and the collection of data regarding those practices. Judge Wilkins also played a key role in the establishment of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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