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Harvard Law’s David Wilkins To Discuss Lawyer Careers Feb. 11


Harvard Law Professor David B. Wilkins will deliver a Dean’s Lecture on the Legal Profession Monday, February 11, at Yale Law School.  The lecture is titled “After the J.D.:  Preliminary Evidence from a Ten-Year Longitudinal Study of Lawyer Careers” and is open to the public. It will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Room 127. A reception will follow in the Alumni Reading Room.

Professor Wilkins is the Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Program on the Legal Profession at Harvard Law School. He is also a Visiting Senior Research Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a Faculty Associate of the Harvard University Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics.

He has written more than 50 articles on the legal profession in leading scholarly journals and the popular press and is co-author of one of the leading casebooks in the field. His current scholarly projects on the profession include “After the JD,” a ten-year nationwide longitudinal study of lawyers’ careers, and the Program’s Corporate Purchasing Project, a quantitative and qualitative examination of how corporations purchase legal services.  

Professor Wilkins teaches several courses on lawyers and other related professionals. He is a frequent speaker at academic conferences, law firms and other professional service organizations, and bar groups. He is a member of Harvard University’s Task Force on Professional Schools.

He holds a B.A. from Harvard College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.