March 3, 2004
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.-Austin Sarat, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science at Amherst College, has been elected president of the Consortium of Undergraduate Law and Justice Programs. He will begin his two-year term on July 1.

The Consortium of Undergraduate Law and Justice Programs is a national organization for colleges and universities that have interdisciplinary programs geared toward undergraduate education about law and justice, both in the United States and internationally. It holds an annual meeting and is a clearinghouse for information about teaching in and administering those interdisciplinary programs.

The author of Law in the Liberal Arts (2004), among many other works, Sarat has taught at Amherst since 1973 in the departments of political science and law, jurisprudence and social thought. He has also served as president of the Law and Society Association and of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities.