The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law:
Dean Timothy Fisher has been named a fellow of Branford College at Yale University. He earned a BA in economics from Yale in 1975.
Professor Richard Kay will give a lecture commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Connecticut State Constitution in the Davis Courtroom at UConn School of Law at 5:30 p.m. on September 26, 2018. His presentation is part of a lecture series called "The Constitution of 1818: Debate and Dissent in the Land of Steady Habits" and is co-sponsored by UConn School of Law and the Connecticut Historical Society.
Professor Mark Weston Janis will speak on the relationship between law and religion in the Davis Courtroom at the UConn School of Law on October 10, 2018. Janis' speech is part of a lecture series called "The Constitution of 1818: Debate and Dissent in the Land of Steady Habits" and is co-sponsored by UConn School of Law and the Connecticut Historical Society.
On July 25, 2018, Professor Sachin Pandya filed an amicus brief on behalf of labor and legal historians in New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira, No. 17-340, an appeal pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case primarily concerns whether Congress intended the workers exemption to the Federal Arbitration Act to cover only common-law employees. Professor Pandya is counsel of record for the amici historians and wrote the brief with Professor Richard Frankel of Drexel University.
Professor Steven Wilf spoke on a panel entitled "Perspectives on Jewish Law Scholarship" at Moscow State University in Moscow, Russia, on July 25, 2018. The panel was part of a three-day event hosted by the Jewish Law Association in recognition of its 20th year working to promote study and research in Jewish Law.
Professor Richard Wilson co-authored new guidelines for the city of Hartford to apply in criminal speech cases. The recommendations are based on international law, and they seek to establish international standards on the municipal level. The guidelines outline best practices for investigating and prosecuting speech crimes. Additionally, the rules address how to monitor and investigate speech crimes on social media and in other new forms of media.