Harvard Professor to Deliver Robinson Lecture on "The Future of Law Firms"


IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 12, 2013 - Prof. David B. Wilkins will deliver this year’s Mark P. Robinson Jr. Lecture at UC Irvine School of Law, speaking on “The Future of Large Law Firms in the Global Age of More for Less.”

WHAT: Wilkins will examine the large-scale forces reshaping the global market for corporate legal services, and how these changes are likely to affect law firms and legal careers in the coming decades.

WHERE: The lecture is Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at UCI Law, Room EDU 1111, with a reception to follow. Directions and parking information.

WHO: Wilkins is the Lester Kissel Professor of Law, Vice Dean for Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession, and Faculty Director of the Program on the Legal Profession and the Center for Lawyers and the Professional Services Industry at Harvard Law School.

The Mark P. Robinson Jr. Lecture is an annual lecture series made possible by an anonymous donor in honor of Mark P. Robinson Jr., senior partner at Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc., and his generous support of the UC Irvine School of Law.

REGISTRATION: The event is free and open to the public, but please register online.

MEDIA CONTACT: Rex Bossert, assist. dean for communications, rbossert@law.uci.edu, (949) 824-3063.


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