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June 19, 2024

Professor Hadley Arkes Speaks at the "Rule of Law as Lawfare" Conference in Budapest

Professor Hadley Arkes, founder and co-director of the James Wilson Institute, recently keynoted a conference in Budapest, Hungary on the rule of law. Professor Arkes spoke on both Day One and Day Two, and participated as part of a panel of scholars following his remarks on the second day.
May 9, 2023

Judge Janice Rogers Brown, 2023 Leadership & Law Award Remarks

Judge Janice Rogers Brown delivers stirring remarks on the future of the country and the role of the judge upon receiving the 2nd JWI Leadership & Law Award.
February 17, 2023

Unlocking Constitutional Meaning: James Wilson as the Key

Profs. John Mikhail and Jonathan Gienapp join Garrett Snedeker and Hadley Arkes to discuss the life and work of James Wilson, one of the American Founders. They point out how Wilson's ideas and jurisprudence shaped the discussion at the Founding and how understanding them can help us understand our Constitution today.
February 8, 2022

Interfaith Discussion of Natural Law

Our guest panelists discuss how Natural Law intertwines with religion and why it matters, how much natural law depends on theology, and who would benefit the most from Natural Law.
October 19, 2021

Churches: An Existence of Their Own or Creatures of the Sovereign?

JWI and First Liberty's CRCD Co-hosted a webinar with Profs. Adam MacLeod and Robert Miller. They discussed the relationship of churches and the government, and whether churches have an existence of their own or if they simply exist from a grant of the government. 
September 15, 2021

1857: The Dred Scott Case

June 16, 2021

What is Jurisprudence?

March 1, 2021

What is Natural Law?

February 18, 2020

Memories of Michael Uhlmann

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