UConn Law professors at commencement 2015
Faculty Notes

The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law: 

Peter Lindseth to Speak in Utrecht
Mar 11, 2019 -

Professor Peter Lindseth will speak on March 21, 2019, at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. His talk will be entitled "In the Shadow of Threatened Enforcement: Compliance and the Public-Private Divide in the U.S." The lecture was organized by RENFORCE, the Utrecht Centre for Regulation and Enforcement in Europe.

Julia Simon-Kerr Cited in Ninth Circuit Immigration Case
Mar 8, 2019 -

Judge William Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit cited Professor Julia Simon-Kerr’s research in his concurrence in an immigration case, Islas-Veloz v. Whitaker, released on February 4, 2019. The plaintiff argued that he should not be deported for being convicted of a "crime involving moral turpitude" because the term is unconstitutionally vague. Judge Fletcher extensively cited Simon-Kerr's article, “Moral Turpitude,” published by the Utah Law Review in 2012, in his concurring opinion, which argues that the legal standard should be found constitutionally deficient under the Supreme Court’s revitalized vagueness doctrine.

Jon Bauer Named a Finalist for Attorney of the Year
Professor Jon Bauer
Mar 7, 2019 -

Professor Jon Bauer, director of the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic at UConn School of Law, has been named a finalist for the Connecticut Law Tribune's 2019 Attorney of the Year award. The other two finalists are Dana R. Burcin of Murtha Cullina and Moy N. Ogilvie of McCarter & English. The winner will be announced at the Connecticut Legal Awards Dinner on May 16, 2019. 

Richard Wilson to Speak at London School of Economics
Mar 6, 2019 -

Professor Richard A. Wilson will speak on the topic Human Rights Knowledges: A Pluralist and Legal Realist View at the London School of Economics on March 21, 2019. Wilson will discuss how innovations in law and technology fit into the broader realist framework.

CBA Honors Willajeanne McLean
Professor Willajeanne McLean
Mar 5, 2019 -

Professor Willajeanne F. McLean has won the 2019 Tapping Reeve Legal Educator Award from the Connecticut Bar Association. The award, named for the Connecticut lawyer who founded one of the nation’s first law schools, will be presented at a dinner on April 11, 2019. It honors a law school faculty member and member of the Connecticut bar "who has contributed greatly to the legal education of his or her colleagues."  Read more

Richard Pomp to Speak at National Tax Symposium
Jan 23, 2019 -

Professor Richard Pomp will speak at the 2019 National Multistate Tax Symposium in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on February 7, 2019, in a panel discussion on the topic "Today's Commerce Class and Tomorrow's Multistate Tax Controversies."

Jessica de Perio Wittman to Present at Teaching Conference
Jan 22, 2019 -

Professor Jessica de Perio Wittman will give a presentation with Reference Librarian Tanya Johnson on May 31, 2019, at the Teaching the Teachers Conference in Atlanta. Their topic will be "Cards Against Case Law! And Other Ways to Enhance Student Learning and Engagement."

Richard Pomp to Speak at Ohio Tax Conference
Jan 21, 2019 -

Professor Richard Pomp will speak at the 28th annual Ohio Tax Conference in Columbus on January 30, 2019. Pomp will speak on a panel called "Mission Impossible? -- The Quest for Equitable and Uniform State Tax Administration. Ohio’s Native Son."

Jessica Rubin Appointed to AALS Animal Law Board
Jan 11, 2019 -

Professor Jessica Rubin has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools' Section on Animal Law. Rubin was elected at the association's annual conference on January 6, 2019.

Richard Pomp to Speak at DC Tax Conference
Jan 7, 2019 -

Professor Richard Pomp will moderate a panel at a conference calledHow Are States Responding to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act? on January 29, 2019. The conference, hosted by the Tax Policy Center, will be held at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. Pomp will moderate a panel that will examine state responses to the international provisions of the new law.

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