2015 James Wilson Fellowship

In partnership with the Wheatley Institution of Brigham Young University, Prof. Hadley Arkes led six days of seminars on natural law in Washington, DC, August 2-7, 2015.  In those concentrated sessions, he dealt with these central points:  the moral ground of the law;  the properties of moral truths and how we know them; but then beyond that, how we may apply those principles of natural law systematically to the cases that arise in our law.  The question was whether we could shape in that way a jurisprudence with moral coherence. Arkes was joined occassionally in these seminars by three gifted teachers of law and philosophy, Michael Uhlmann, Daniel Robinson, and David Forte.