May 8, 2010
From staff reports
Capital punishment expert Austin Sarat will kick off a new lecture series sponsored by the Ohio University Center for Law, Justice and Culture at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 13, in 235 Walter Hall.
The scholar will present the talk “Death of a Penalty: The Decline and Fall of Capital Punishment.”
Sarat, the Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence & Political Science at Amherst College, will discuss the decline of death sentences and executions in America, the status of the national death penalty debate, the history of capital punishment and contemporary developments.
Sarat, editor of Law, Culture and the Humanities, serves on the external advisory board of the Center for Law, Justice and Culture, which was established by the Ohio University Board of Trustees last year.
The center is dedicated to advancing teaching and scholarship that explores law’s presence in our social, cultural and political lives. Since its formation in 2009, the center has organized a board of external advisers that includes the world’s leading scholars in the
field of law and society, and is working on developing an alumni and friends advisory board.
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