The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law:
Professor Sara Bronin gave a presentation entitled "Lessons from Hartford: Bold Zoning + Sustainability Planning in a Post-Industrial City" at the 2019 Connecticut Architecture Conference of the Connecticut chapter of the American Institute of Architects in Uncasville, Connecticut on September 12, 2019.
Professor Richard Pomp taught at the State Income Tax Schools I & II, presented by the Institute for Professionals in Taxation from July 15 to 19, 2019 at UConn School of Law. The intensive training program in state and local income, property, and sales and use tax is designed for tax professionals. The faculty also included UConn School of Business faculty and IPT educators. Read more ...
Professor Peter Kochenburger will speak on August 5, 2019 at the Center for Insurance Policy and Research presentation on Demystifying the Use of Artificial Intelligence in Insurance at the annual Summer National Meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in New York City. He will take part in a panel discussion about "The Impact of AI on the Future of Insurance."
Professor Alexandra D. Lahav has been elected to the American Law Institute, a national, independent organization of 3,000 judges, lawyers and legal scholars working to improve the law. Lahav, an expert in the civil justice system and tort law, is the author of "In Praise of Litigation." She joins 11 current and retired UConn Law faculty members who have been elected the institute. Read more ...
Professor Jessica de Perio Wittman took part in two presentations at the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries in Washington, D.C. On July 15, 2019 she participated in a discussion, "Cards Against Case Law! And Other Ways to Enhance Student Learning and Engagement" coordinated by UConn Law Reference Librarian Tanya Johnson. On July 16, 2019 she moderated the discussion "Social Media as Primary Sources of Government Information."
Professor Peter Kochenburger spoke in a webinar hosted by Best's Insurance Professionals & Claims Resources on July 16, 2019 on the topic "Heads Up: How Drones, Satellites and Aerial Data-Gathering Are Remaking Insurance Claims."
Professor Sachin S. Pandya co-wrote an amicus brief, filed July 3, 2019 in the U.S. Supreme Court, on behalf of employment-discrimination scholars in Bostock v. Clayton County, No. 17-1618; Altitude Express v. Zarda, No. 17-1623; and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, No. 18-107. These cases concern whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which declares it illegal for an employer to not hire, fire or otherwise discriminate against any individual "because of such individual's . . . sex," covers employer discrimination against any individual for being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.
Professor Richard Pomp spoke at the Summer Tax Institute, an intensive course in the fundamentals of state and local taxation at the University of California Davis School of Law. His two-part presentation provided an overview of income and sales tax on on June 17, 2019, the first day of the four-day course.