The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law:
Professor Richard Kay will be on the concluding panel of a series of Webinars called "Looking Beyond the Emergency," co-sponsored by the Italian Association of Comparative Law and the Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparativists. The panel, which will take place on June 25, 2020, is titled "Comparative Law Après le Déluge".
Professor Richard Pomp was cited extensively in an opinion written by Justice Kevin M. Saxby of the Alaska Superior Court in Nabors Int'l Finance, Inc. v. State of Alaska IRS. The case involved a constitutional challenge to an Alaskan law. The opinion, issued on June 4, 2020, accepted Professor Pomp's argument and voided the statute for vagueness.
Professor Sara Bronin will speak at an upcoming American Bar Association webinar on June 30, 2020. The webinar is titled "Flattening the Curve" – COVID-19 and Climate Change, and speakers will describe the lessons COVID-19 has taught us about the need for an effective global response, as well as identify a variety of legal actions governments and the private sector must take to "flatten the curve" and keep the worst effects of climate change at bay.
Professor Sara Bronin delivered a lecture entitled "Seinfeld Property Law" on June 3, 2020, as part of Yada Yada Law School's 10-week lecture series. The series, developed by University of Iowa Law Professor Gregory Shill, a Seinfeld superfan, features 10 real law professors speaking about their areas of expertise, all in the context of the show Seinfeld.
Professor Richard Pomp was cited extensively in an opinion written by Justice Stephen J. Markman of the Michigan Supreme Court in Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn, LLP v Detroit. The case involved a challenge to Detroit’s income tax assessments. The opinion, issued on May 18, 2020, endorsed the views of Professor Pomp.
Professor Sara Bronin has been named the recipient of the Jack Shannahan Award for Public Service from The Connecticut Main Street Center. The Jack Shannahan Award for Public Service recognizes public and private sector individuals and organizations that exemplify a high standard of leadership with a deep commitment to the success of Connecticut's Main Streets.
Professor Alexandra Lahav will speak on the topic “Bristol-Myers Squibb: Going Forward” on the Unavailability Workshop on May 5, 2020 at 2 p.m. EDT. The online workshop is sponsored by the Excited Utterance podcast, offering scholarly content and connections during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Professor Sara Bronin has been named to the first Power 50 list published by the Hartford Business Journal, identifying business and civic leaders whose influence has a significant impact on the Greater Hartford economy and community. Bronin, who chairs the Hartford Planning and Zoning Commission, shared the tenth spot on the list with her husband, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin.