Essay Competition Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the “my body, my choice” essay competition! You can click on the individual’s names to read their essay. 1st place: Renxi Li 2nd place: Aaron Dorf 3rd …

Disinvited Dinner

The Disinvited Dinner celebrates and affirms a culture of free speech and First Amendment principles, the importance and meaning of academic freedom, and the search for Truth by offering a platform to someone whose speech …

New Publication

Read Graduate Fellow Kirsten Birkhaug’s new essay, “What we can find between the pages”, in The Constitutionalist.

New Publication

CSLD’s Philip Bunn has published a new article, “Transcendent Rebellion: The Influence of Simone Weil on Albert Camus’ Esthetics” (Perspectives on Political Science, 2021).  

Call for Papers: MCSII Civil Liberty Symposium, April 18-19 2022

The Menard Center for the Study of Institutions and Innovation (MCSII) will host its third annual Civil Liberty Symposium April 18 and 19, 2022.  Paper/session proposals are invited on any topic pertaining to civil liberties or their relationship to institutions and innovation. 

Deadline for proposal submission: Friday, January 28, 2022

Lawmaking in a Pandemic

The Plague, Power, & Policy: Lawmaking in a Pandemic conversation held last week is posted on our YouTube channel. Check it out!