Lawrence P. Wilkins

William R. Neale Professor of Law Emeritus

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
530 W. New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3225

E-Mail: lwilkins@indiana.edu

Education

B.A., 1968, The Ohio State University
J.D., 1973, Capital University Law School
LL.M., 1974, University of Texas School of Law

Courses

Torts, medical malpractice, remedies, and justice in the American legal system

Bio

Lawrence P. Wilkins joined the faculty in 1980 after teaching at the University of Akron School of Law for six years. While at the University of Texas, he was a teaching assistant to the chair of the business law department in the school of business and assisted in editing the Business Law Journal. While on sabbatical from IU in 1987, he was a visiting professor at the Faculty of Law of Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He served as associate dean for academic affairs, 1988-1990, and as director of the Program for Management of Legal Information Systems from 1997-2000.

He was founding editor and webmaster of the law school Web site, and wrote the first fully electronic text used at the law school. He has written for several legal periodicals on a variety of subjects.

A former John S. Grimes Faculty Fellow, Professor Wilkins was also a Torts Fellow for the Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction to write lessons in Torts.

Publications

Law Review and Journal Articles

  • The Ability of the Current Legal Framework to Address Advances in Technology: Symposium, Law and Technology in the New Millennium: Closing the Gap, 33 Ind. L. Rev. 1 (1999).
  • Foreword: Then, Now and Into the Future: A Century of Legal Conflict and Development, Symposium on Legal History, 28 Ind. L. Rev. 135 (1995).
  • A Multi-perspective Critique of Indiana's Legisla­tive Abrogation of the Collateral Source Rule, 20 Ind. L. Rev. 399 (1987).
  • The Indiana Mandatory Seat Belt Use Law and Its Effect Upon Automobile Tort Litigation, 18 Ind. Law Rev. 439 (1985).
  • The Indiana Comparative Fault Act at First (Lingering) Glance, 17 Ind. L. Rev. 687 (1984).
  • The Implementation of Water Pollution Control Measures: Section 208 of the Water Pollution Control Act Amendments, 15 Land and Water L. Rev. 479 (1980).
  • Proprietors' Liability to Patrons Injured by Robbers, 47 Tenn. L. Rev. 743 (1980).
  • The Wrongful Death of Willie McCord -or- Beware of "Free" Public Parks, the Ghosts of Immunity and the Guest Statute Still Roam!, 47 U. Cin. L. Rev. 591 (1979).
  • Tort Claims Against the State: Comparative and Categorical Analyses of the Ohio Court of Claims Act and Interpretations of the Act in Tort Litigation Against the State, 28 Cleve. St. L. Rev. 149 (1979).
  • A Proposal for a Model Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Act: Help for the "Other" Victims of SIDS, 12 Family L. Q. 285 (1978) (with Terjesen).
  • Children's Rights: Removing the Parental Consent Barrier to Treatment of Minors, 1975 Ariz. St. L. J. 31.

Book Reviews

  • Lawsuit, by Stuart M. Speiser, 14 Akron L. Rev. 535 (1981).

Electronic Publications/Products

  • Damages for Harms to Use and Enjoyment of Personal Property, in CALI Lessons for Law Students – a CD-ROM produced by the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction – 2002.
  • Damages for Harms to Interests in Physical Integrity of Personal Property, in CALI Lessons for Law Students – a CD-ROM produced by the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction – 2002.
  • Damages for Harms to Possessory Interests in Personal Property, in CALI Lessons for Law Students – a CD-ROM produced by the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction – 2002.
  • Damages for Harms to Real Property, in CALI Lessons for Law Students – a CD-ROM produced by the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction – 2002.
  • Damages for Injuries that Cause Death, in CALI Lessons for Law Students – a CD-ROM produced by the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction – 2002.
  • Damages for Personal Injuries, in CALI Lessons for Law Students – a CD-ROM produced by the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction – 2002.
  • Fundamentals of Damages for Harms to Personal Property, in CALI Lessons for Law Students – a CD-ROM produced by the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction – 2002.
  • General Concepts of Damages in Torts, in CALI Lessons for Law Students – a CD-ROM produced by the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction – 2002.
  • Cases and Materials in the Law of Medical Malpractice (electronic casebook published with the assistance of Lexis-Nexis Corp., 1997).
  • How the Internet is Being Used to Change the Way Legal Services are Delivered, http://indylaw.indiana.edu/papers/leg_serv.htm (1995).