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Herbert P. Wilkins

huber distinguished visiting professor


Herbert Wilkins

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Huber Distinguished Visiting Professor
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Herbert Wilkins is the BC Law Huber Distinguished Visiting Professor. Professor Wilkins retired as Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. A former practicing attorney with the law firm Palmer and Dodge, Wilkins served the Supreme Judicial Court for nearly thirty years. His contributions to the legal system are many, including his leadership in the adoption of the new Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct.

A member of the American Law Institute and the American College of Trial Lawyers, he has received the Boston Bar Association's Citation of Judicial Excellence Award, and the Haskell Cohn Distinguished Judicial Service Award. He is the former Town Counsel for Acton and Concord. He teaches Conflicts of Law.


A.B., LL.B., Harvard University.


Panelist at the Federal District Court in Providence on proposals for providing free legal representation to indigent litigants in certain civil matters; quoted in the Providence Journal.


Fall 2015: No courses taught
Spring 2016: No courses taught