The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law:
Professor Peter Kochenburger, Executive Director of the Insurance LLM Program and Deputy Director of the Insurance Law Center, has been named to the newly created Consumer Protection Task Force, a group within New York's Department of Financial Services that will further it's mission to protect consumers by providing formal input on the department’s consumer engagement, policy development and research. One of the task force's first priorities will be to help the Department of Financial Services to build support for and implement consumer protections, including measures to strengthen regulatory oversight of debt collectors, cracking down on elder financial abuse, increased access to affordable banking services, and strengthening the state’s consumer protection laws. Members were selected based on their experience and expertise in the areas of economic justice, housing, health and debt collection, and advocacy on behalf of communities throughout New York.
Professor Sachin Pandya served as a working-paper discussant at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools on Jan. 4, 2020, at a panel titled, "New and Emerging Voices in Workplace Law." It was jointly sponsored by the Association of American Law Schools sections on employment discrimination law and on labor relations and employment law.
Professor Jessica de Perio Wittman, director of the law library at UConn School of Law, has been appointed a member-at-large of the Executive Committee of the Society of American Law Library Directors. She was introduced as a member on Jan. 5, 2020, at the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Schools in Washington, D.C.
Professor Jessica de Perio Wittman has been named to the board of Special Education Equity for Kids of Connecticut. The organization's mission is "break down barriers in special education and increase equity and opportunity for children with disabilities." De Perio Wittman will be formally welcomed at the next board meeting on Jan. 14, 2020, in New Haven.
Professor Joseph MacDougald '96, executive director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Law, received a 2019 Excellence in Energy Award from the Connecticut Power & Energy Society on Dec. 11, 2019. The award, which recognized MacDougald for his influence in shaping the Connecticut energy landscape, was presented at the society's annual holiday party at the Connecticut Science Center on Dec. 11, 2019.
Professor Mathilde Cohen will moderate three panel discussions; a session on European Law; the AALS Discussion Group; and a session of the Africa and European Law joint program, at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Schools in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 4, 2020.
Professor Alexandra D. Lahav will speak at the Litigation and Remedies Joint Program at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Schools in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 4, 2020. She will moderate a panel discussion on how voting rights remedies are administered, their timing and their limitations.
Professor Leslie C. Levin will speak at the Professional Responsibility program at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Schools in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 4, 2020. She will participate in a panel discussion on changes to the legal profession, and discuss the possibility of fundamental reconsideration of how societies regulate the legal profession, the practice of law, and the delivery of legal services.