UConn Law Welcomes Four New Faculty Members

UConn Law Welcomes Four New Faculty Members
August 25, 2021

The UConn School of Law welcomes four new faculty members this fall, including new directors of the Criminal Defense Clinic and Insurance Law Center and experts in torts and civil rights law. The new faculty members are: 

Nadiyah J. Humber has been appointed an associate professor. Before joining UConn Law, she was an associate clinical professor of law at Roger Williams University School of Law, where she directed externship programs. Her research examines the intersection of civil rights legislation and emerging technologies. In addition to presenting regularly at regional and national conferences, she serves on several conference committees. She earned her BS from Vanderbilt University and her JD from Suffolk University Law School. She will teach courses in property law, race and the law, housing law, and consumer protection. 

Travis Luis Pantin directs the Insurance Law Center and is an associate professor. His research concerns the doctrine, history and institutional practices of insurance. After earning his BA from the University of Chicago, Pantin worked as a reporter in New York City and Abu Dhabi. Most recently, he was an academic fellow at Columbia University Law School. He is a graduate of Yale Law School, where he was the articles editor for the Yale Law Journal. 

Anna VanCleave directs the Criminal Law Clinic and is an associate professor. Before joining UConn Law, she was a research scholar and director of the Liman Center at Yale Law School, where she taught courses on poverty and inequality in the criminal justice system. She earned her BA at the University of Kansas and her MA in literature and language from the University of Michigan. She received her law degree from the NYU School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar.

Carleen “Carly” Zubrzycki  has been appointed an associate professor. She worked in the Civil Appellate Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she won division-wide awards for her pro bono advocacy for a domestic violence survivor and her work on the Risk Corridors Affordable Care Act litigation. Immediately before joining UConn Law, she was a Climenko Teaching Fellow at Harvard Law School. A graduate of Yale Law School and Yale College, she clerked for Judge Kim Wardlaw of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and for Judge Randolph Moss of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. She will teach Torts and courses related to health law. 

“UConn Law is excited to welcome these four outstanding new faculty members to our community,” Dean Eboni S. Nelson said. “Their commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service will contribute greatly to our law school and beyond.”