John Stuart Mill: Prophet of Modern Constitutional Liberalism

A Presentation by John L. Hill, professor of Law, IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

John Stuart Mill (1806–1873) is the fount of modern liberalism’s leading ideas. Although it took roughly a century, these ideas ultimately influenced the American constitutional tradition—from the right to privacy, to increased gender equality, to greatly expanded protections for freedom of speech. Even Mill’s notion that freedom is linked to self-individuation has found its way into the jurisprudence of the Supreme Court.

Come check it out Tuesday, January 29th at 4:30 in the Campus Center in CE 309!