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Carl S. Hawkins

Carl S. Hawkins taught at the University of Michigan Law School, 1957-1973.

Date of Birth: 1926
Date of Death: 2010

Mr. Carl S. Hawkins holds the A.B. degree (1948) from Brigham Young University and an LL.B. "with honors" from Northwestern, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as editor-in-chief of the Illinois Law Review, now the Northwestern University Law Review. He also received the Wigmore Award, for reflecting outstanding credit on his Law School, and he did postgraduate work in 1951 as the Harry A. Bigelow Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, working in their second-year tutorial program in legal drafting.

In 1951-52, Mr. Hawkins was an associate of the firm of Wilkinson, Boyden & Cragun, in Washington, D.C., and in 1952-53 was law clerk to the late Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson.  In 1953-57 he was a partner in Wilkinson, Cragun, Barker & Hawkins, in Washington, engaged in general practice before courts and administrative agencies. The firm is best known for its representation of Indian tribes in claims against the U. S. Government (e.g., the Confederated Ute case, 1950-$32,000,000, the largest single judgment ever entered against the United States ; Menominee case, 1951-$8,500,000).  My. Hawkins' biggest judgment thus far (several larger ones are still in the works) was for the Uintah and White River Bands of Ute Indians, approximately 1,000,000 acres, judgment for about $3,000,000, entered by Court of Claims on June 5, 1957. The biggest case he has tried was the Crow Tribe-about 30,000,000 acres-now waiting for a decision of the Indian Claims Commission.

Mr. Hawkins has assumed the responsibilities of Chairman of the Michigan Law Review Faculty Advisory Board, replacing Professor Cooperrider, and is currently teaching Torts and assisting Professor Reed in the Seminar on Legal Education. Next semester he will teach Jurisdiction and Judgments.

-- From the University of Michigan Law School's Law Quadrangle Notes, V. 02, Iss. 01 (November 1957).

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*     "Three New Faculty Members Appointed" 2 L. Quadrangle Notes 8 (November, 1957).

*    "Prof. Hawkins Joins BYU Law Faculty", 18 L. Quadrangle Notes 6 (Fall, 1973).

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