The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law:
Professor Douglas Spencer will speak at the 2016 Post-Election Conference at Wesleyan University on Dec. 5, 2016. He will participate in a panel discussion entitled Campaign Finance, Special Interests and Outside Influence, addressing campaign finance issues in the 2016 presidential election.
Professor Richard Pomp has filed an amicus brief on behalf of 14 tax law professors in support of a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court seeking reversal of Quill Corp. v. North Dakota. Pomp’s brief supports the Colorado Department of Revenue's conditional cross-petition in the case of Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl. Read more.
Professor Douglas Spencer will speak at the national conference of the Council on Governmental Ethic Laws in New Orleans on Dec. 14, 2016. The 38th annual conference will center around government agencies and organizations, focusing primarily on ethics, elections, lobbying and campaign finance. Spencer will participate in a panel discussion on convenience voting.
The Utah Fourth Judicial District Court cited the expert opinion of Professor Richard Pomp in its opinion, released Oct. 7, 2016, in See's Candies Inc. v. Utah State Tax Commission. Pomp testified in support of the plaintiff's successful argument that the Utah State Tax Commission improperly denied a deduction for royalties the company paid to a related company.
Professor Douglas Spencer spoke Nov. 4, 2016, at the Yale Political Union’s Democracy Colloquium, an intercollegiate conference on political thought centered around the major questions of the 2016 election cycle. He participated in a panel discussion Democracy & Its Procedures: Investigating the controversies of primaries, super delegates, the nomination process, and the electoral college.
The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities will present Professor Jon Bauer, director of the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic at UConn School of Law, with the 2016 Constance Baker Motley Award for Excellence in Business or Law. The award will be presented on Nov. 17, 2016, at the commission's Leaders and Legends Awards ceremony, starting at 3 p.m. in the Old Judiciary Room at the Connecticut State Capitol, 210 Capitol Ave., Hartford. The awards honor "Connecticut’s civil rights leaders and legends who are distinguished in their communities for promoting equality and fairness."
Richard S. Kay, Wallace Stevens professor emeritus and Oliver Ellsworth research professor, was elected vice president of the American Society of Comparative Law at its annual meeting, held Oct. 27-29, 2016, at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle. The society, the leading organization in the United States promoting the comparative study of law, publishes The American Journal of Comparative Law. Kay had previously served as the society's treasurer.
Dean Timothy Fisher will speak on Nov. 3, 2016, at the Bench-Bar Symposium on Professionalism, sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association in collaboration with the Fairfield County Bar Association and the state of Connecticut Judicial Branch. He will participate in a panel discussion on Professionalism for New Attorneys at the day-long seminar at Stamford Superior Court.
Professor Richard Pomp will speak Nov. 3, 2016, at the Michigan Tax Conference in Novi, Michigan. He will participate in a panel discussion, The Personal Perspectives of Three Tax Stars, with Helen Hecht of the Multistate Tax Commission and Douglas L. Lindholm of the Council on State Taxation. The conference is sponsored by the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants in partnership with the Michigan Department of Treasury, the State Bar of Michigan Taxation Section and the Michigan Women’s Tax Association.