Event Calendar

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Thu, Dec 5, 2019

LJST Dept. Seminar Series: “After Law’s Infamy: Reconstructing Judicial Power in the Wake of Legal Evil”

Justin Collings, Associate Professor of Law at Brigham Young University, will present a paper entitled “After Law’s Infamy: Reconstructing Judicial Power in the Wake of Legal Evil.” This is the third presentation in a series of seminars that will take place this year on the theme “Law’s Infamy.”
Justin Collings is a scholar of constitutional Law, comparative constitutional law, and legal history. He is the author of Democracy’s Guardians: A History of the German Federal Constitutional Court, 1951-2001 (2015 Oxford University Press) and his forthcoming book is titled Scales of Memory: Constitutional Justice and the Burdens of the Past.
To receive a copy of the paper being presented, which explores the post-infamy reconstruction of judicial power in Italy, Germany, and the United States, please email the LJST Department Assistant Coordinator at mlestes@amherst.edu.

Math & Stats: Student Thesis Talks

Please join us for the third and final session of thesis lightning talks in Mathematics & Statistics. Come support our senior thesis writers and get inspired by their progress! This final session will feature Statistics majors, and will conclude with a brief information session about summer opportunities and study away options.

"9/11 In History and Memory: A Roundtable Discussion"

What was it like on September 11, 2001, on Amherst’s campus? In New York City? At the Pentagon? How did that day change the United States and the world you grew up in? What does it all mean for today and the future? Will this all change as memories fade? Join us for a discussion with three members of the Amherst community-- Frank Couvares, Sandy Genelius and Mark Jacobson --who will speak about their respective experiences on campus, in New York City and at the Pentagon on that day.

Banner image with text: Stanley Fish in conversation with Ilan Stavans, discussing free speech on college campuses

"Is Truth Doomed in the Age of Trump? And Is Free Speech in Peril?"

Join Ilan Stavans, the Lewis-Sebring Professor of Humanities and Latin American and Latino Culture, and Stanley Fish, American literary theorist, legal scholar and author, for a discussion about free speech on college campuses.

Stanley Fish is the Floersheimer Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Yeshiva University, and is a world-renowned literary theorist and legal scholar. Professor Fish’s literary theory has been particularly associated with neopragmatism, where practice is advanced over theory, and with the interpretive relationships between literature and law.

Ilan Stavans is the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Humanities and Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. He is an internationally known, award-winning cultural critic, linguist, translator, public speaker, editor, short-story writer and TV host, whose New York Times best-selling work focuses on language, identity, politics and history.

Q&A will follow, and books will be available for purchase through Amherst Books. This event is free and open to the public.

This event is funded through a generous gift from 36 members of the 50th Reunion Class of 1970.

Ongoing Events

Healthy Relationships Week

Come learn why everyone deserves a healthy relationship with the Peer Advocates. Find us tabling in Val and Keefe this week.