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  • VIDEO: Webinar on “The Classical and Christian Origins of American Politics”

    by James Wilson Institute on November 18, 2022
    JWI, with our co-sponsors, the Center for Religion Culture and Democracy at First Liberty Institute, and the Civitas Institute, present this webinar. The webinar featured Profs. Justin Dyer and Kody Cooper discussing their new book on the natural law influences of the American Founding. The book is available for purchase here. We were also joined […]
  • James Wilson Summer Legal Fellowship 2022

    by James Wilson Institute on September 9, 2022
    On July 31 2022, we convened our annual James Wilson Fellowship. The class and fellowship were among our best yet. In the spring, we selected a group of outstanding law students and young lawyers to comprise our ninth class of Fellows. We selected seventeen Fellows out of nearly sixty applicants. As we have the past […]
  • “Liberty To Do What?” — Hadley Arkes at The Human Life Review

    by James Wilson Institute on July 6, 2022
    On June 1, 2022, James Wilson Institute Founder and Director Hadley Arkes joined First Things editor Rusty Reno and City College of New York’s George McKenna for a panel hosted by The Human Life Review. They first discussed the potential conflict between liberty and freedom as written in McKenna’s essay, “The Odd Couple: Freedom and […]
  • Podcast: Nate Hochman on “What Comes After the Religious Right?”

    by James Wilson Institute on June 10, 2022
    In this episode, Garrett Snedeker joins talented young journalist Nate Hochman to discuss his recent article, “What Comes After the Religious Right?” The New York Times featured this article in its Sunday Section in early June of 2022. “What Comes After the Religious Right?” is widely applauded for its detailed descriptions on the debate on the future of conservatism […]
  • Podcast at First Things: Hadley Arkes and R. R. Reno discuss “On Overruling Roe”

    by James Wilson Institute on March 3, 2022
    Professor Hadley Arkes and First Things editor R. R. Reno talk about Arkes’s recent article, “On Overruling Roe,” focusing on originalist jurisprudence, the relevance of natural law to abortion, and the Dobbs case. firstthings · Hadley Arkes on Roe v. Wade “On Overruling Roe” may be read here. Listen to the podcast here.
  • PODCAST: Judge Robert Conrad on John Fisher and Thomas More

    by James Wilson Institute on November 5, 2021
    Join JWI Deputy Director Garrett Snedeker and Intern Seth Root as they interview Judge Robert Conrad of the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. They discuss his new book, John Fisher and Thomas More: Keeping Their Souls While Losing Their Heads, and how the faith and integrity of these two men carried […]
  • PODCAST: Michael Knowles on Speechless

    by James Wilson Institute on November 3, 2021
    Best-selling author Michael Knowles joined the Anchoring Truths podcast to discuss his new release, Speechless: Controlling Words, Controlling Minds. In the podcast, we discuss how conservatives should not expect to win the culture war by abandoning objective standards, how critical theory made its “long march through the institutions,” and the need for conservatives to adopt a […]
  • “Technology and Natural Law” — James Poulos

    by James Wilson Institute on September 2, 2021
    Comparing Daoist and Western concepts of technology, James Poulos argues that technological innovation does not signal the end of humanity, but instead invites a return to virtue and natural law. Some excerpts: “[A]fter Heidegger…it had become unclear what if any cosmological understanding in the West could defeat the technologization of life and the destruction of […]
  • James Wilson Summer Legal Fellowship 2021

    by James Wilson Institute on August 30, 2021
    In August 2021, we convened our annual James Wilson Fellowship. The class and the Fellowship can certainly be counted among our best yet.  In the spring, we selected a group of outstanding young lawyers and law students to comprise our eighth class of Fellows. From a field of nearly sixty applicants, we selected seventeen Fellows. As with last year, […]
  • PODCAST: Jesse Merriam and Josh Hammer on “An Even Better Originalism?”

    by James Wilson Institute on June 25, 2021
    Patrick Henry College Associate Professor Jesse Merriam and JWI affiliated scholar Josh Hammer joined JWI Deputy Director Garrett Snedeker to discuss Professor Merriam’s article, “A Better Legal Conservatism,” published in The American Mind. Prof. Merriam’s article was in response to “A Better Originalism,” co-authored by Prof. Hadley Arkes, Garrett Snedeker, Josh Hammer, and Matthew Peterson. […]