Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Law Journal

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Looking Out for Grandma

By Emily Gold Boutilier

[Law] Search prosecutor Page Ulrey’s name on the Seattle Times website and you may lose some of your faith in humanity. The results include headlines such as “Defendant testifies to his love for mother who died covered in bedsores” and “Woman accused of marrying man to access his bank account charged with three felonies.”

"I Was Never a Murderer"

Fox News: Robert Morgenthau, A Legacy of Public Service and Prosecution

In a piece featured on's Politics page, Robert Morgenthau ’41, Manhattan district attorney, was saluted for his decades-long dedication to justice in the Big Apple as he plans to retire after nine terms.

Alumni Post-Graduate Experiences Prior to Law School

Submitted by Peter J. Powers
A Sampling of Alumni Post-Graduate Experiences Prior to Law School(Note: Most of these experiences have taken place within 1–3 years of graduation from Amherst. Some alumni have held multiple positions since graduation.)

Austin Sarat is New President of Consortium of Undergraduate Law and Justice Programs

March 3, 2004Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Sarat's When the State Kills Examines the Death Penalty and America

April 10, 2001Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Austin Sarat, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science at Amherst College, has written When the State Kills: Capital Punishment and the American Condition ($29.95, 314 pp., Princeton University Press, Princeton 2001), a critical appraisal of the effect of capital punishment on American law, politics and culture.

Lawrence Douglas, Amherst College Author of Book About Holocaust Trials, Offers Perspective on Hussein Trial

December 16, 2003Director of Media Relations413/542-8417

Lawrence v. Texas Lawyer Paul M. Smith '76 To Speak at Amherst College April 26

April 12, 2004Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417