The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law:
Keren DeMeola has been appointed to the Connecticut Bar Association Board of Directors.
Professor Julia Simon-Kerr's article "Moral Turpitude" was cited extensively by the Supreme Court of South Carolina in its decision in Baddourah v. McMaster, filed March 10, 2021. The case concerned Governor Henry McMaster's decision to suspend Mohsen Baddourah from his role as a member of the Columbia City Council after Baddourah was indicted for domestic violence. The court found for McMaster, holding he did hold the power to suspend Baddourah.
Richard Wilson will be speaking at this year's Cardozo International & Comparative Law Review symposium. The Symposium is titled, "Is Censorship Necessary to Protect Democracy?", and will be discussing the issue of rising offensive speech. The event is on April 5, 2021, and more information can be found here.
Sara Bronin has been named in Hartford Business Journal 2021 Power 50, which aims to highlight private and public sector, nonprofit, higher education and healthcare leaders in Greater Hartford whose power and influence not only change the organizations they work for but the broader community. More information here.
Professor James Stark was recently named Scholar-in-Residence to the International Academy of Mediators (IAM) for a period of two years, commencing January 1, 2021. IAM is a by-invitation-only organization of leading commercial mediators around the world. Stark will serve with his long-time writing partner, Douglas Frenkel of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Professor Jim Stark served as a junior scholar mentor at the Dispute Resolution Works-in-Progress Consortium Series: “Discovering New Voices in Dispute Resolution” on February 12, 2021, commenting on Laura Frase, Refining Our Thinking About Thinking: Battling the Sway of Cognitive Biases in Negotiation.
Professor Richard Pomp will speak at the Council on State Taxation's 2021 Sales & Transaction Tax Webinar on February 24, 2021. The 2-day program will feature updates in the world of indirect taxes. Pomp will speak on a panel entitled "Digital Advertising Tax Intiatives & the Continued Interest in Gross Receipt Taxes"