The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law:
Professor Richard Pomp spoke at the 2019 ABA/IPT Advanced Tax Seminars in New Orleans on March 12, 2019. Pomp spoke on a panel entitled "Making More Effective Arguments" and took part in a debate about current state tax issues entitled "The Annual Big Easy Brawl." The events were part of a five-day conference organized by the American Bar Association and the Institute for Professionals in Taxation.
Professor Peter Kochenburger organized and moderated a presentation entitled "The Regulatory Response to Insurtech" at the 2019 Ratemaking, Product and Modeling (RPM) Seminar of the Casualty Actuarial Society in Boston on March 26, 2019. The seminar addressed such topics as as price optimization, use of Big Data in fraud detection or claim settlement amounts, and regulator treatment of complex pricing algorithms in rate filings.
Professor Peter Lindseth will speak on March 21, 2019, at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. His talk will be entitled "In the Shadow of Threatened Enforcement: Compliance and the Public-Private Divide in the U.S." The lecture was organized by RENFORCE, the Utrecht Centre for Regulation and Enforcement in Europe.
Judge William Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit cited Professor Julia Simon-Kerr’s research in his concurrence in an immigration case, Islas-Veloz v. Whitaker, released on February 4, 2019. The plaintiff argued that he should not be deported for being convicted of a "crime involving moral turpitude" because the term is unconstitutionally vague. Judge Fletcher extensively cited Simon-Kerr's article, “Moral Turpitude,” published by the Utah Law Review in 2012, in his concurring opinion, which argues that the legal standard should be found constitutionally deficient under the Supreme Court’s revitalized vagueness doctrine.
Professor Jon Bauer, director of the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic at UConn School of Law, has been named a finalist for the Connecticut Law Tribune's 2019 Attorney of the Year award. The other two finalists are Dana R. Burcin of Murtha Cullina and Moy N. Ogilvie of McCarter & English. The winner will be announced at the Connecticut Legal Awards Dinner on May 16, 2019.
Professor Richard A. Wilson will speak on the topic Human Rights Knowledges: A Pluralist and Legal Realist View at the London School of Economics on March 21, 2019. Wilson will discuss how innovations in law and technology fit into the broader realist framework.
Professor Willajeanne F. McLean has won the 2019 Tapping Reeve Legal Educator Award from the Connecticut Bar Association. The award, named for the Connecticut lawyer who founded one of the nation’s first law schools, will be presented at a dinner on April 11, 2019. It honors a law school faculty member and member of the Connecticut bar "who has contributed greatly to the legal education of his or her colleagues." Read more