The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI), in partnership with the Kinder Forum is pleased to announce the Eighth Annual David Aldrich Nelson Lecture in Constitutional Jurisprudence on September 17, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. in Hulston Hall on the University of Missouri campus. The lecture, which will be delivered by Boston University Professors of Law James E. Fleming and Linda C. McClain, is free and open to the public. The lecture will examine contemporary conflicts over law and morality through exploring Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court’s recent marriage decision, and Justice Kennedy’s opinion of the Court along with the four dissenting opinions.

James E. Fleming is an alumnus of the University of Missouri, where he received his A.B. summa cum laude in 1977 with a major in Political Science. He went on to receive a Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University and a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard University Law School. At present, he is Professor of Law, The Honorable Frank R. Kenison Distinguished Scholar in Law, and Associate Dean for Research and Intellectual Life at Boston University School of Law. He is currently at work on a new book project that addresses the legal enforcement of morals.

Linda C. McClain received her A.B. with High Honors in Religion from Oberlin College, her M.A. from the University of Chicago Divinity School, her J.D. cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, and her LL.M. from the New York University School of Law. She is currently Professor of Law and Paul M. Siskind Research Scholar at Boston University School of Law.

The lecture honors Judge David Aldrich Nelson (1932-2010), a charter member of the AHI’s board of directors who served for more than two decades on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.