Clark House LJST is housed in Clark House which is located on the corner of Route 9 and Seelye Street.

Clark House

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Contact Information

Megan Estes Ryan
Academic Department Coordinator

Department of Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought
Amherst College
74 College Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Tel: (413)542-2380
Fax: (413)542-2207

Major Program

The Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought (LJST) places the study of law within the context of a liberal arts education. The Department offers courses that treat law as an historically evolving and culturally specific enterprise in which moral argument, distinctive interpretive practices, and force are brought to bear on the organization of social life. These courses use legal materials to explore conventions of reading, argument and proof, problems of justice and injustice, tensions between authority and community, and contests over social meanings and practices.


LJST and Interdisciplinary Legal Scholarship

By a vote of its general Faculty in November, 1992 Amherst College established the Department of Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought (LJST)Old image as its 29th academic department offering an autonomous undergraduate major.

Book: Law's Madness

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Book: Human Rights

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Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought