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Rose-Hulman to honor Muncie native serving on federal bench

IL Staff
March 31, 2014
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Federal Judge Robert L. Wilkins will receive an honorary doctorate of engineering degree during the 136th commencement ceremonies on May 31 at Rose-Hulman.

A chemical engineering alumnus of Rose-Hulman, Wilkins was confirmed earlier this year as a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He was nominated by President Barack Obama after serving as judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia since 2010.

Wilkins, a Muncie native, graduated from Harvard Law School. He served as a law clerk for Judge Earl Gilliam of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California and was a staff attorney and head of special litigation for Washington, D.C.’s Public Defender Service. Also, he became a partner with the Washington, D.C.-based Venable LLP, specializing in white collar defense, intellectual property, and complex civil litigation cases.

At Rose-Hulman, Wilkins received the Herman A. Moench Commendation, presented annually to the institute’s most distinguished graduating senior. In addition, he was named a recipient of the Honor Alumnus Award in 2005 for his service to Rose-Hulman and his professional achievement.  
 

 

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