Professor Sara Bronin Named to Covid-19 Task Force

Professor Sara Bronin Named to Covid-19 Task Force
March 23, 2020
Hartford, CT

UConn Law Professor Sara Bronin has been appointed to the Connecticut Bar Association's 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic Task Force.

The task force—composed of lawyers, judges, and other professionals—is charged with responding to legal issues and needs in Connecticut arising from the pandemic. As a member of the task force's Legislative and Executive Branch Subcommittee, Bronin has already helped draft the text of two executive orders involving municipal powers.

"I'm amazed at how quickly Connecticut attorneys—representing all parts of the state, types of clients, and political ideologies—have come together to address the pressing legal issues presented by this crisis," Bronin said.  

On March 24, Bronin will speak on a conference call with other attorneys about how emergency orders related to the pandemic affect Connecticut land use statutes, including provisions regarding public hearings, meetings and deadlines for decision-making. On March 26, she will present a webinar with the university’s Center for Land Use Education and Research on "Emergency Changes to the Land Use Process in the COVID-19 Era."

Bronin, a lawyer and architect, is the Thomas F. Gallivan Chair in Real Property Law at the UConn School of Law, the faculty director of the university's Center for Energy and Environmental Law, and an affiliate faculty member of the Department of Public Policy. She is a member of the American Law Institute and the lead author of the institute’s land use volume of the Fourth Restatement of Property. She is also chair of the city of Hartford’s Planning and Zoning Commission.