Hometown:
Colorado Springs, Colorado

College:
Colorado State University

Degree:
B.A. in Economics

William Joseph Bone

William “Joe” Bone is a graduate of Colorado State University where he received a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Business Administration in 2012. During his time at Colorado State, Mr. Bone was a National Merit Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society, as well as the International Honor Society for Economics. With a background in economics and a desire to work in the legal field, Mr. Bone intends to pursue a post-graduate degree in law and plans to work in public advocacy. Mr. Bone believes the John Jay Institute will provide him with an orientation to constitutional jurisprudence and a principled perspective on the social, political, and legal mechanisms of American public life.

When a piece of ground is wanted for a use important to the State, I know the State has a right to take it from the owner on paying the full value of it; but certainly the legislature has no right to compel a freeholder to part with his land to any of his fellow-citizens, not to deprive him of the use of it, in order to accomplish one or more of is neighbors in the prosecution of their particular trade or business. Such an act, by violating the rights of property, would be a most dangerous precedent."
John Jay, Letter to Peter Jay Munroe, March 2, 1812