Austin Sarat

Austin Sarat is associate provost and associate dean of the faculty and William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science at Amherst College. He is the author of The Death Penalty on the Ballot: American Democracy and the Fate of Capital Punishment.


Articles by Austin Sarat

July 24, 2020 5:07 am

Should Bill Barr Be Disbarred?

Just look at the attorney general’s ethics violations.
Austin Sarat
July 13, 2020 5:13 am

Trump’s Commutation Corruption

Whose fault is it?
Austin Sarat
June 18, 2020 5:49 am

Abolish the Death Penalty

With the nation’s attention focused on racial injustice, now is the time to confront the racial disparity on death row.
Austin Sarat
June 10, 2020 5:13 am

How to Change Lethal Force Rules for Police

The law governing the use of lethal force by police is far too broad and ill-defined.
Austin Sarat