Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought

The Amherst Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought (LJST) department takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study, contextualization and theorizing of law.

Our courses treat law as a historically evolving and culturally specific enterprise in which moral argument, interpretive practices, and force are brought to bear on the organization of society.

photo of Professor Nasser Hussain

The Nasser Hussain Prize

The Nasser Hussain Prize honors the memory of a beloved member of the LJST faculty (pictured here) whose work embodies a humanistic conception of law in the liberal arts. It is given annually to a graduating senior.