James Madison Society

The James Madison Society is an international community of scholars whose research contributes significantly to civic education in institutions of higher learning. Members of the Society share the belief of James Madison that only a well-instructed people can be permanently free. They also share a commitment to instill within rising generations an appreciation of the common good and the moral foundations of democratic governance. The Society provides a forum through which scholars who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in constitutional law, political thought, and related fields can engage in intensive discussions about their research and teaching.

Board of Consulting Scholars

Hadley P. Arkes
  • Edward Ney Professor of Jurisprudence Emeritus, Amherst College
  • Director, James Wilson Institute on Natural Rights & the American Founding
  • 2002-03 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
John M. Finnis
  • Biolchini Family Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Notre Dame
  • Professor of Law and Legal Philosophy Emeritus, University of Oxford
Mary Ann Glendon
  • Learned Hand Professor of Law Emerita, Harvard University
Leon R. Kass
  • Addie Clark Harding Professor Emeritus in the Committee on Social Thought and the College, The University of Chicago
  • Dean of the Faculty, Shalem College, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Madden-Jewett Chair Emeritus, American Enterprise Institute
Harvey C. Mansfield
  • William R. Kenan, Jr. Research Professor of Government, Harvard University
  • Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Paul R. McHugh
  • University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry
  • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Johns Hopkins University
Gilbert C. Meilaender
  • Senior Research Professor, Valparaiso University
David Novak
  • J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Professor Emeritus of Religion, Philosophy, and Jewish Studies, and Fellow of St. Michael's College, University of Toronto
  • 2005-06 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
Daniel N. Robinson ~ d. 2018
  • Fellow, Faculty of Philosophy, Adjunct Fellow, Linacre College, University of Oxford
  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Georgetown University
James Q. Wilson ~ d. 2012
  • Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy, Pepperdine University
  • Former President, American Political Science Association
  • Recipient, Presidential Medal of Freedom

Members of the James Madison Society

Thomas W. Merrill
  • Associate Professor of Government, School of Public Affairs, American University
  • 2011-12 James Madison Program Forbes Visiting Fellow
  • Fall 2017 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
The Honourable Bradley W. Miller
  • Judge of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, Canada
  • 2012-13 James Madison Program Ann and Herbert W. Vaughan Visiting Fellow
Kenneth P. Miller
  • Don H. and Edessa Rose Professor of State and Local Government; Director of the Rose Institute of State and Local Government, Claremont McKenna College
  • 2011-12 James Madison Program Ann and Herbert W. Vaughan Visiting Fellow
Colleen E. Mitchell
  • Assistant Teaching Professor/Associate Director of Outreach at the Augustinian Institute, Villanova University
  • 2020-21 James Madison Program John and Daria Barry Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Mark T. Mitchell
  • Professor of Government; Dean of Academic Affairs, Patrick Henry College
  • 2008-09 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
Alan Mittleman
  • Aaron Rabinowitz and Simon H. Rifkind Professor of Jewish Philosophy, The Jewish Theological Seminary
  • 2020-21 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
Rosemarie Monge
  • Associate Professor, Department of Ethics and Business Law, Opus College of Business, University of St. Thomas
  • 2022-23 Visiting Fellow
Glenn A. Moots
  • Professor and Chair, Political Science and Philosophy, Director, The Forum for Citizenship and Enterprise, Northwood University
  • 2013-14 James Madison Program William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life
Lucas E. Morel
  • John K. Boardman, Jr. Professor of Politics and Head of the Politics Department, Washington and Lee University
  • 2008-09 James Madison Program Garwood Visiting Fellow
Michael P. Moreland
  • University Professor of Law and Religion; Director, Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
  • 2010-11 James Madison Program Forbes Visiting Fellow
Paul D. Moreno
  • William and Berniece Grewcock Chair in Constitution and History; Dean of Social Sciences, Hillsdale College
  • 2005-06 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
Sarah A. Morgan Smith
  • Historical Consultant and Researcher
  • 2016-17 James Madison Program Thomas W. Smith Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University
Jeffry H. Morrison
  • Professor of American Studies, Christopher Newport University
  • 2003-04 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
Melissa Moschella
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy, School of Philosophy, The Catholic University of America
  • McDonald Distinguished Fellow in the Center for the Study of Law and Religion, Emory University School of Law
  • 2012-13 James Madison Program Thomas W. Smith Postdoctoral Research Associate
Mark L. Movsesian
  • Frederick A. Whitney Professor of Contract Law, Co-Director of the Center for Law and Religion, St. John’s University
  • Spring 2018 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
John D. Mueller
  • Lehrman Institute Fellow in Economics, Ethics and Public Policy Center
  • 2001-02 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
Vincent Phillip Muñoz
  • Tocqueville Professor of Political Science and Concurrent Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame
  • Founding Director, Center for Citizenship & Constitutional Government, University of Notre Dame
  • 2008-09 James Madison Program William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life
Robert F. Nagel
  • Ira C. Rothgerber, Jr. Professor Emeritus of Constitutional Law, University of Colorado School of Law
  • Fall 2016 James Madison Program Ann and Herbert W. Vaughan Visiting Fellow
Jasmina Nedevska
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • 2020-2021 James Madison Program Postdoctoral Research Associate
Michael J. New
  • Assistant Professor of Social Research, The Busch School of Business, The Catholic University of America
Dwight Newman
  • Professor of Law and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Rights in Constitutional and International Law, University of Saskatchewan
  • 2015-16 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
Alberto Nones
  • Professor of History of Music, "G. Rossini" Conservatory of Music of Pesaro, Italy
  • 2009-10 James Madison Program Olin-Lehrman Postdoctoral Fellow
Jack Wade Nowlin
  • Dean, W. Frank Newton Professor of Law, Texas Tech University
  • Spring 2009 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
Marvin Olasky
  • Senior Fellow, Discovery Institute
  • 2004-05 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
Marianna Orlandi
  • Director of Academic Programs, The Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture
  • 2019-2020 James Madison Program Associate Research Scholar
Cristóbal Orrego
  • Associate Professor of Law, Catholic University of Chile
Deborah A. O’Malley
  • Associate Director, Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government, University of Notre Dame
  • 2017­-18 James Madison Program Forbes Postdoctoral Research Associate
Dennis M. Patterson
  • Board of Governors Professor of Law and Philosophy, Rutgers University, Camden
  • 2002-03 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
James M. Patterson
  • Associate Professor and Chair of Politics, Ave Maria University
  • Research Fellow, Center for Religion, Culture, and Democracy
  • President, The Ciceronian Society
  • Fellow, Institute for Human Ecology, Catholic University of America
  • 2014-15 James Madison Program Thomas W. Smith Postdoctoral Research Associate
Michael Stokes Paulsen
  • Distinguished University Chair and Professor of Law, University of St. Thomas School of Law
  • Spring 2018 Visiting Professor in the Department of Politics and Visiting Fellow