Law School to Host Visit with Judge Robert Wilkins

The Honorable Robert L. Wilkins will visit Oxford and will speak at the University of Mississippi School of Law on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 12:45 p.m. in Weems Auditorium.

Judge Wilkins currently serves on the Court of Appeals for the Washington, D.C. Circuit, and was instrumental in the development of the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. His book, Long Road to Hard Truth, tells the story of the 100-year mission to build the Museum.

“Judge Wilkins is a good friend of mine; we were colleagues together in Washington D.C.,” says Tucker Carrington, Associate Professor of Law and director of the George C. Cochran Innocence Project. “It’s going to be great. He has a great story to tell, not only about the museum, but about the long road to construction.”

The lecture will be held at the University of Mississippi School of Law, located at 481 Chucky Mullins Dr., in Room 1078. Judge Wilkins will speak for an hour, followed by a Q&A session. Lunch will be provided. Following his lecture, Judge Wilkins will sign copies of his book, Long Road to Hard Truth. Copies will be available for purchase at the Law School. The book signing will begin at 2:30 p.m.

For additional information about Judge Wilkins’ visit, contact Carol Mockbee at, or call 662-915-6000.