The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law:
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.
Professor Alexandra Lahav has co-authored an amicus brief signed by 20 civil procedure law professors in B.K. v. McKay. The brief supports the plaintiffs in the class action suit, which was filed on behalf of minors in the Arizona foster care system alleging widespread and systematic failures by the state. Defendants moved to dismiss the case on the grounds that the U.S. District Court lacks jurisdiction. The brief supported the plaintiffs' requests for declaratory and injunctive relief. Lahav's co-authors are David Marcus, Maureen Carroll and Adam Zimmerman.
Professor Anne Dailey has received the 2018 Sharon Harris Book Award from the UConn Humanities Institute for her book "Law and the Unconscious: A Psychoanalytic Perspective," published in 2017 by Yale University Press. The award recognizes a faculty member at the University of Connecticut whose book or monograph "best demonstrates scholarly depth and intellectual acuity and highlights the importance of humanities scholarship." The book previously won the 2018 Courage to Dream Book Prize from the American Psychoanalytic Association. Read more about the book ...
Professor Peter L. Lindseth spoke at the Sciences Po Law School in Paris on two recent occasions. On June 21, 2018, he spoke during the Intensive Doctoral Week program on the topic "Comparative-Historical Method in the Study of Administrative Law: A Theoretical Framework" in a panel discussion on "A New Approach to Comparison in Administrative Law." The following day he discussed "Transforming factors in administrative law" at The Future of Administrative Law conference.
Professor Molly Land spoke about her new book "New Technologies for Human Rights Law and Practice" at the Danish Institute of Human Rights in Copenhagan, Denmark, on June 21, 2018.