The James Wilson Institute on Natural Rights and the American Founding

Upcoming Events

  • 28 Apr

    Shakespeare and Evil

    We invite you to join us for a lecture entitled, "Shakespeare and Evil."  Our lecturer is currently completing a PhD at Oxford University....
  • 30 Jul

    James Wilson Summer 2017 Legal Fellowship

    , 4:00 pm
    For the fourth year in a row, we are excited to have opened up applications for our James Wilson Summer Legal Fellowship.  Each year, we make...

Recent Commentary

Government, in my humble opinion, should be formed to secure and to enlarge the exercise of natural rights of its members, and every government, which has not this in view, as its principal object, is not a government of the legitimate kind.
— James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1790