Legal scholar Austin Sarat will deliver “How Americans Think About Punishment: Doing Justice and the Future of Capital Punishment,” the Fall 2014 Albert Gallatin Lecture, on Thurs., Oct. 23, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study’s Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Sarat is associate dean of the faculty and William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science at Amherst College and Hugo L. Black Visiting Senior Scholar at the University of Alabama School of Law.
Regarded as a pioneering figure in the development of legal study in the liberal arts, of the humanistic study of law, and of the cultural study of law, Sarat is an internationally renowned scholar of capital punishment, specializing in efforts to understand its social, political, and cultural significance in the United States.
Sarat founded Amherst College’s Department of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought and the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities, a national scholarly association. He is former president of that association and has also served as president of both the Law and Society Association and the Consortium of Undergraduate Law and Justice Programs.
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About the Albert Gallatin Lectures
The Albert Gallatin Lectures bring a series of notable figures from the worlds of politics, the arts, business, and academia to New York University to discuss contemporary issues with students, faculty and members of the wider community. Presented by the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, the Albert Gallatin Lectures reflect the School's academic philosophy, which is firmly rooted in the idea that knowledge and understanding grow through conversation and collaboration. For more on the Gallatin School, please visit http://gallatin.nyu.edu/.