Lawrence P. Wilkins joined the faculty of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis in 1980 after teaching at the University of Akron School of Law for six years. Professor Wilkins received his B.A. from The Ohio State University in 1968, his J.D. from Capital University Law School in 1973, and his LL.M. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1974. 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 at the School of Law as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, 1988-1990, as Director of the Program for Management of Legal Information Systems from 1997-2000, as Faculty Advisor to the Health Law, Policy, and Bioethics track of the LL.M. program, 2002 to present, and as Faculty Administrative Director of the Graduate Program at the School of Law, 2008 to present.
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.