The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law:
Professor Richard Pomp spoke on Feb. 3, 2017, at the The 2017 National Multistate Tax Symposium: Disappearing borders – positioning for greater certainty. He debated topics related to state tax policy with David Brunori of George Washington University and Douglas L. Lindholm, president of the Counicl on State Taxation. The symposium was presented by Deloitte Tax LLP in collaboration with the Tax Section of the Florida Bar in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Professor Peter Kochenburger has been reappointed a consumer liason representative for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners for 2017. Kochenburger is one of 35 consumer liaisons who advise commissioners on consumer interests relating to the insurance industry by promoting interaction between consumers and commission members. Kochenburger has been a consumer representative since 2010.
Professor Richard A. Wilson has been selected a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation research center for the 2017-18 year. The Russell Sage Foundation is dedicated to the social sciences, with a goal of "strengthening the methods, data, and theoretical core of the social sciences as a means of improving social policies." During his year at the foundation, Wilson "will develop a framework for identifying the types of political speech that contribute to violence" to be used for law and policymaking.
Professor Peter Kochenburger will speak at the Connecticut Bar Association's Annual Insurance Law Symposium on February 23, 2017, at UConn School of Law. This year's symposium will focus on bad faith litigation both in Connecticut and throughout the United States. Kochenburger will moderate a panel entitled What is Bad Faith in 2017?
Professor Richard Pomp spoke in a panel discussion at the American Bar Association Tax Section 2017 Midyear Meeting in Orlando on January 20, 2017. The topic was Intercompany Transactions: Watch Your Addback and Forced Combinations.
Professor Leslie Levin received the Fred C. Zacharias Memorial Prize for Scholarship in Professional Responsibility at the 111th annual meeting of the American Association of Law Schools, held Jan. 3 to Jan. 7, 2017, in San Francisco. She was recognized for her paper Lawyers Going Bare and Clients Going Blind, published in the Florida Law Review. Levin shared the prize with Kate Levine of St. John’s University School of Law.
Professor Richard Pomp will debate Fredrick J. Nicely, senior tax counsel for the Council on State Taxation, at the 26th annual Ohio Tax Conference in Columbus on January 25, 2017. Titled The Great Debate: The Good & Bad of State Tax Administration, the discussion is expected to touch on state and local tax issues before the U.S. Supreme Court and other hot topics and recent developments in the field.
Professor Alexandra D. Lahav spoke at the 111th annual meeting of the American Association of Law Schools on Jan. 6, 2017, in San Francisco in a panel discussion on the topic of MDL Problems.
Professor Julia Simon-Kerr gave a presentation on her recent scholarship at the 111th annual meeting of the American Association of Law Schools on Jan. 5, 2017, in San Francisco as part of a panel discussion on the topic Narrating Evidence.
Professor Douglas Spencer moderated a panel discussion at the 111th annual meeting of the American Association of Law Schools on Jan. 5, 2017, on the topic Empirical Methods for Lawyers. Professor Peter Siegelman was among the featured speakers.