The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law:
Professor Anne Dailey received the 2018 Courage to Dream Book Prize from the American Psychoanalytic Association at its national meeting in New York on February 15, 2018, for her book Law and the Unconscious: A Psychoanalytic Perspective. The book, released in December 2017 by Yale University Press, describes the long-standing relationship between psychoanalysis and American law and demonstrates that a psychoanalytic perspective grounded in solid clinical work can bring the law into line with the reality of psychological experience. Read more about the book ...
Professor Sara Bronin spoke at the Just Transition 2018 Conference at Queen Mary’s University in Edinburgh, Scotland, on March 1, 2018. Bronin's talk, entitled “Climate Planning in Low-Income Communities,” concerned ways of moving toward a low-carbon economy without hurting low-income people and families.
Professor Alexandra Lahav will speak on March 2, 2018, at Columbia University in New York City at the conference Posner on Class Actions, which will explore the impact of Judge Richard Posner, retired judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, on class action jurisprudence She will take part in a panel discussion Class Settlement, Fees, Claims Administration.
Professor Jessica Rubin has been named one of the top ten animal defenders in the United States by The Animal Legal Defense Fund. Professor Rubin was instrumental in creating Desmond’s Law, the nation’s first statutory animal advocate position in criminal cruelty cases. The law allows Connecticut courts to appoint advocates, such as law students under supervision, in animal cruelty cases. She supervises students and appears in court to advocate for justice in cases of animal cruelty, making her one of the first attorneys approved to volunteer as an animal advocate.
Professor Sara Bronin delivered a lecture entitled "Planning and Zoning for Resiliency: the Hartford Example" at Cornell University in Ithica, New York, on Feb. 16, 2018. The talk, hosted by Cornell University's Department of City and Regional Planning, focused on changing municipal zoning laws to encourage and support environmental preservation efforts.
Professor Anna Cabot, the William R. Davis clinical teaching fellow in the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic, will speak at the Simsbury Public Library on how immigration law and policy have changed since the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Her presentation will be held on March 27, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. Here topics will include sanctuary cities, the travel bans, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, family detention and refugee resettlement. Registration is requested at 860-658-7663, extension 4, or www.simsburylibrary.info
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners recently reappointed Professor Peter Kochenburger to the post of consumer liaison representative. He is one of 37 experts who provide insurance regulators with direction and support. Kochenburger, executive director of the Insurance LLM Program and deputy director of the Insurance Law Center, has been a consumer representative since 2010.
Professor Sara Bronin was the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the Providence Preservation Society on Jan. 31, 2018. Her presentation, entitled "Preservation in the Trump Era," focused on the history of preservation law and discussed ways to mobilize local environmental efforts.