Professor Kevin Lee’s latest published essay has ties to SCOTUS Justice Neil Gorsuch

Professor Kevin Lee

RALEIGHIn its newest volume, St. Mary’s Law Journal will include an essay written by Campbell Law Professor Kevin Lee entitled, “The Conceptions of Self-Evidence in the Finnis Reconstruction of Natural Law.”  The essay closely examines the natural law theory of John Finnis, who was the dissertation advisor for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. Lee’s article focuses on the conception of self-evident pre-moral goods, which are the foundation of the natural law for Finnis.

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Professor Lee is a multidimensional legal scholar and teacher with advanced degrees in Christian ethics, religious studies, and philosophy and religion. Professor Lee writes on jurisprudence and ethics. His interests include the ethics of artificial intelligence, legal technology, and philosophy of law. He was the founding chair of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Future of Law Committee and founding organizer of the Raleigh Legal Hackers.


Since its founding in 1976, Campbell Law has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion, and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. Among its accolades, the school has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 4,200 alumni, who make their home in nearly all 50 states and beyond. In 2019, Campbell Law celebrated 40 years of graduating legal leaders and 10 years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.