The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law:
Professor Peter Lindseth gave a presentation entitled "Theorizing Backlash: Power and Legitimacy in International Investment Law and Arbitration" during a workshop on "Comparative and International Investment Law: Prospects for Reform" on April 22, 2018, in Doha, Qatar. The workshop was organized by the Hamad Bin Khalifa University College of Law and Public Policy.
Professor Sara Bronin will speak at the International Municipal Lawyers’ Association Webinar in Washington, DC, July 10, 2018. Her talk, entitled “Solar Zoning,” will discuss ways to involve solar energy in local planning, zoning and historic preservation processes.
Professor Peter Kochenburger moderated a panel entitled, "Big Data Changes Everything: Why Insurance Lawyers Need to Catch Up Fast" on April 13, 2018, at the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford. The panel discussed how big data is collected and used in the insurance industry.
Professor Richard Pomp gave testimony in a conference call with the New Hampshire Business Profits Tax Commission on April 13, 2018, that addressed tax apportionment topics such as market-based sourcing, the single sales factor method and the throwback rule on corporate taxes.
Professor Hillary Greene will moderate a panel discussion entitled Antitrust in a Time of Economic Populism, presented by the Intellectual Property and Trial Practice committees of the American Bar Association's Section of Antitrust Law on April 12, 2018, at the 66th Annual ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C.
UConn Law Dean Timothy Fisher and Professor R. Kent Newmyer will speak April 19, 2018, at a workshop History and the Law, part of the Draper Workshop Series hosted by the University of Connecticut Department of History at the campus in Storrs. Professor Manisha Sinha, Draper Chair in American History, will moderate the discussion, which will also feature Professor Martha S. Jones of Johns Hopkins University and Professor Ariella Gross of the USC Gould School of Law. The panelists will focus on how the law has helped construct and deconstruct notions of servitude, race, and citizenship in American history.
Professor Mark Weston Janis will serve as a judge in the octafinal and quarterfinal rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C., on April 4 and 5, 2018.
Professor Peter L. Lindseth spoke at a conference, "The EU at a Crossroads: From Technocracy to High Politics?", on March 24, 2018, at George Washington School of Law in Washington, D.C. He participated in a panel entitled "The EU’s democratic deficit, revisited."
Professor Alexandra Lahav's book In Praise of Litigation has been named a finalist for the American Bar Association's 2018 Silver Gavel Book Award. The book debunks the premise that the United States is awash in frivolous lawsuits and outrageous damage awards and describes how restrictions on the ability to bring suit undermine a pillar of American democracy. It was published in February 2017 by Oxford University Press. Read more about the book ...