Watch: The 2020 James Madison Lecture was given byJudge James A. Wynn Jr., US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
The Madison Lecture is one of the most important lecture series at the NYU School of Law. Begun in 1960, the lectures are designed to enhance the appreciation of civil liberty and strengthen the sense of national purpose. The series was inaugurated by Justice Hugo L. Black, who propounded his famous theory of the absoluteness of the First Amendment. Since then, more than a dozen US Supreme Court Justices and more than two dozen US Court of Appeals judges have delivered the Madison Lecture.
J. Harvie Wilkinson III, Toward One America: A Vision in Law, 83 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 323 (2008).
Michael Boudin, Judge Henry Friendly and the Mirror of Constitutional Law, 82 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 975 (2007).
Pierre N. Leval, Judging Under the Constitution: DICTA about DICTA, 81 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1249 (2006).
Diane P. Wood, Our 18th Century Constitution in the 21st Century World, 80 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1079 (2005).
Lord Irvine of Lairg, Sovereignty in Comparative Perspective: Constitutionalism in Britain and America, 76 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1 (2001).
Martha Craig Daughtrey, Women and the Constitution: Where We Are at the End of the Century, 75 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1 (2000).
Richard S. Arnold, How James Madison Interpreted the Constitution, 72 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 267 (1997).
Harry T. Edwards, To Err Is Human, But Not Always Harmless: When Should Legal Error Be Tolerated?, 70 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1167 (1995).
Betty B. Fletcher, Death Penalty in America: Can Justice Be Done, 70 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 811 (1995).
Jon O. Newman, Beyond "Reasonable Doubt," 68 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 979 (1993).