The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law:
Valeria Gomez will speak at the Connecticut Bar Association's virtual event "Keeping Families Together: Paths to Relief." The webinar will focus on the processes and complexities surrounding common applications including asylum (related to unaccompanied minor claims), special juvenile status, as well as VAWA, U-visas, and T-visas. The event will take place on January 26, 2021, register here.
Sara Bronin will speak on the panel "Law's Disaster: Heritage at Risk" for State & Local Government Law and Environmental Law Sections Joint Program at the AALS virtual annual meeting. This program will explore specific examples of how state and local governments have or have not addressed environmental sustainability and will discuss the larger legal principles of law, culture, and economics that can create obstacles for environmental sustainability efforts. Register here.
Willajeanne McLean will be a speaker for the Intellectual Property and Culture panel at the virtual AALS annual meeting. The program will examine ways in which intellectual property responds to, and is shaped by, cultural practices as well as how intellectual property's role in these practices implicates larger social values. Register here.
Julia Simon-Kerr will speak on the "Unregulated Evidence" panel at the AALS virtual annual meeting. The panel is co-sponsored by Civil Rights, Minority Groups, Law & Social Science, and Criminal Justice Sections and will explore how unregulated evidence affects the trial, and whether the current system should change. Register here.
Sachin Pandya organized and moderated the webinar "Structural Racism in Employment" that was part of the Constance Baker Motley Speaker Series on Racial Inequality. This webinar featured scholars and advocates who explained how structural racism operates to the disadvantage of domestic workers, immigrant workers, and workers entangled in the criminal justice system, and what it takes to combat that structural racism.
Professor Richard Pomp was quoted in an amicus brief filed in the United States Supreme Court by numerous entities including the National Taxpayers Union Foundation supporting a Plaintiff motion in New Hampshire v. Massachusetts. The brief, filed December 22, 2020, argued in support of New Hampshire's motion for leave to file bill of complaint. The Plaintiffs allege a Massachusetts tax rule, which subjects nonresident income to the state’s income tax, is unconstitutional
Professor Richard Pomp presented at the annual NYU School of Professional Studies Institute on State and Local Taxation. The event virtually took place from December 2-4 and provided participants with up-to-date analyses of state tax developments including the year’s most important current issues at a time that is critical for tax professionals to gain the latest information on trends and forecasts from the best in the field. Read more here.
Professor Jamelia Morgan's paper "Rethinking Disorderly Conduct" has won the 2020 Association of American Law Schools' Criminal Justice Section Junior Scholar Paper Competition. The competition, which solicits unpublished writing from junior faculty who have taught fewer than six years, is judged anonymously by member of the Association of American Law Schools Criminal Justice Section Executive Committee. The paper, which will be published in a forthcoming edition of the California Law Review, was previously accepted into the 2020 Stanford | Harvard | Yale Junior Faculty Forum, which will be held virtually this summer.