WFCR-FM: Justice Tested in the Prince Case

News of the killing of Osama Bin Laden and the resolution of the Phoebe Prince bullying case in May of 2011 placed a spotlight on widely differing aspects of the U.S. justice system. LJST professor Austin Sarat spoke with WFCR’s Susan Kaplan that in cases like the Prince suicide, in which a small community is galvanized around a terrible event, the justice system is put to it’s severest test.

What They Are Reading

Austin Sarat, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science, teaches such courses as “America’s Death Penalty” and “Secrets and Lies.” Here, he writes about the books on his figurative bedside table:

Sarat Receives Lasting Contribution Award for 1980 Article on Legal Disputes

Austin D. Sarat, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science, has been selected to receive the Lasting Contribution Award from the American Political Science Association’s Law and Courts section for his scholarly article “The Emergence and Transformation of Disputes: Naming, Blaming, Claiming.”

Not on Oprah, but That's Okay

A milestone for a book series that’s shaped the way we think about the law

By Peter Rooney

FYI

  • The college has green-lighted the renovation of the Lord Jeffery Inn, which has been closed for more than a year. While reduced in scope from the plan initially proposed in 2008, the project will involve renovating the 49 guest rooms and adding event space and an expanded restaurant. The plan is to begin construction this spring and reopen in spring 2011.

Three Faculty Members Win Awards

December 1, 2009

Three faculty members have received awards for their research projects or initiatives recently. The math department’s Rob Benedetto and law jurisprudence and social thought’s Austin Sarat were each given single grants in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, while neuroscience’s J.P. Baird received two grants totaling $142,000.

The Gazette: Can Beltway sniper's execution bring closure?

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Area scholars assess a lifelong commitment

Law, jurisprudence and social thought professor Austin Sarat was consulted for this story (registration required) on the legacy of Sen. Ted Kennedy.

Amherst College Professor Austin Sarat Edits New Book on Wrongful Convictions

February 5, 2009   

AMHERST, Mass. — Austin Sarat, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science and expert on law, has edited a collection of essays about wrongful convictions in the United States.

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