James Wilson XIII

Continuing our longest-running flagship program, Hadley Arkes will bring together stars on the federal bench, gifted professors in law and philosophy, and some accomplished lawyers to take part in our 13th James Wilson Senior Seminar.  What seems to drive this seminar is the sense among its members that the classic teaching of Natural Law, so compellingly demonstrated by founders like Alexander Hamilton, John Marshall, and James Wilson, offers us a path to a more morally coherent jurisprudence. It’s apparent that the only corrective can come if the conservative political class can recover the moral grounding of those jurists and statesmen who made this regime. With our seminars, we are helping to make Natural Law arguments ever clearer and more compelling, and bringing it to a wider audience. 

For information on how you can help support our work, please contact Garrett Snedeker (garrett at jwinst.org).