Professional and Biographical Information


LL.D (Honorary), Providence College (2008)

J.D., Yale Law School (1988) 

A.M. (Honorary), Amherst College (1984)

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (1973)
M.A., University of Wisconsin (1970)

B.A., Providence College (1969)

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.