A retired Kansas University law professor will lecture Wednesday at the U.S. Supreme Court on the landmark school desegregation case Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education.
Paul Wilson, KU distinguished professor emeritus of law, will present the lecture, ``Brown vs. the Board of Education: the Kansas View,'' in the Supreme Court Chamber as part of the Supreme Court Historical Society's lecture series ``Civil Rights and the Supreme Court: The African American Journey.''
The lecture will be based largely on Wilson's book ``A Time to Lose: Representing Kansas in Brown v. Board of Education,'' which chronicles Wilson's participation in the case as an assistant attorney general for Kansas. In his book, Wilson says he was relieved to lose the case.
After serving as an assistant attorney general of Kansas from 1951 to 1957, Wilson became an associate professor of law at KU in 1957. He became a full professor in 1962, and was named the John H. and John M. Kane distinguished professor of law in 1968. He retired in 1981.
He has written several books and a number of articles, and has served as editor of American Criminal Law Quarterly.