The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law:
Professor Richard A. Wilson will speak at an American Bar Association conference on cyberspace in Washington, D.C., on May 21, 2019. The all-day event, "#Cyberspace IRL: Rule of Law Approaches to Virtual Threats" will be held at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Wilson will speak on a panel of experts discussing "The Tipping Point: When is Cyber Incitement Responsible for Violence? (the cases of Burma/Myanmar and Guatemala)" where he will explain the results of his research done with students from UConn Law's Human Rights and International Law Clinic.
Dean Timothy Fisher spoke at the 22nd annual Liman Center Colloquium, "Economic Injustice: Courts, Law Schools, and Institutionalizing Reforms" at Yale Law School on March 29, 2019.
Professor Peter Lindseth will speak at a conference called "Quale Europa per il futuro - The Democratic Disconnect, the Power-Legitimacy Nexus, and the Future of EU Governance" at the LUISS University in Rome, Italy on May 20, 2019. The event is part of a larger weekly kecture series.
Associate Dean Darcy Kirk was honored with the Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award by the American Association of Law Libraries. The award -- the highest honor from the association -- honors sustained service to law librarianship, exemplary support to the association and outstanding contributions to professional literature. Read more.
Professor Richard Pomp will be a panelist at the New Mexico Tax Research Institute's 16th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The two-day event, held on May 2-3, 2019, will discuss the latest updates in state tax law.
Professor Richard Kay will speak at Drake University Law School's Constitutional Law Center 2019 Symposium. The symposium, to be held on April 13, 2019, is titled "Is it time to amend the Constitution?" Kay will discuss the mechanisms behind amendments.
Judge Marsha S. Berzon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit cited the research of Professor Julia Simon-Kerr in a concurrence in an immigration appeal, Barbosa v. Barr, released on March 28, 2019. The plaintiff sought a form of relief from deportation that is available to immigrants who have lived in the United States for a long period without a conviction for a “crime of moral turpitude.” The Board of Immigration Appeals denied his petition on the grounds of his conviction for third-degree robbery in Oregon. Berzon agreed with the majority opinion that the crime is not categorically a crime of moral turpitude. She cited Simon-Kerr's article “Moral Turpitude,” published by the Utah Law Review in 2012, in calling for "renewed consideration as to whether the phrase 'crime involving moral turpitude' is unconstitutionally vague." Judge William Fletcher of the Ninth Circuit cited the same article extensively to make a similar argument in a concurrence in Islas-Veloz v. Whitaker, released in February.