Financial Sophistication and Mortgages
On September 28, Professor Patricia A. McCoy was a discussant for "Financial Sophistication and Mortgages" at the Second Annual Consumer Research Symposium sponsored by the FDIC's Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection.
Professor McCoy, a renowned expert on financial services regulation, is the director of the Law School’s Insurance Law Center, the only such center in the country. Her research and teaching interests span retirement products, banking, securities, life insurance, and mutual funds to public insurance schemes such as Social Security and deposit insurance. Professor McCoy analyzes risk management, moral hazard, and systemic risk through the lens of law, economics, and empirical methods. Her courses include banking and securities regulation, mutual fund law, retirement security law, corporate governance, and consumer finance law.
Recently, Professor McCoy was appointed an advisor to the new Restatement of the Law Third, Consumer Contracts by the American Law Institute. She previously served as assistant director for mortgage and home equity markets for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, DC.
Recent Homepage Highlights
Professor Jessica Rubin will be teaching US law and legal writing for the Open Society Foundation at Bilgi University in Istanbul. Rubin teaches legal research and writing in the Lawyering Process program at the Law School.
On June 18, Professor Sara Bronin will make a presentation at the annual meeting of the Connecticut Bar Association on "Legal Tools to Address Climate Change" at a panel discussion entitle "Following the Path of the Storm: Legal and Legislative Challenges in Addressing Rising Sea Levels on the Connecticut Coastline."
On June 18, Professor Mark W. Janis will lecture on "Freedom of Religion and European Human Rights Law" at the University of Oxford, England.
On June 17, Professor Alexandra Lahav will speak at the annual meeting of the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) where she will comment on the proposed changes to the Federal rules of civil procedure.
On June 17, Professor Richard Pomp will speak at the twenty-third annual Summer Tax Institute at University of California - Davis.
Jennifer Brooks-Crozier '12 is the author of "Put Up Your Dukes: The Fight Over Commonality in the Era of Wal-Mart v. Dukes" (19 Texas Wesleyan Law Review 711 (2013)).