The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law:
Professors Richard Ashby Wilson and Molly K. Land have been awarded a grant from the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute to hold hold two workshops on Hate Speech and Human Rights: Law, Technology and Public Discourse, one in the fall of 2016 and one in the spring of 2017. Read more.
Professor Richard Pomp will speak at the 34th Institute on State and Local Taxation in New York on Dec. 17, 2015. He will review and preview federal constitutional issues, focusing on most significant constitutional cases in state taxation over the past year, both in the U.S. Supreme Court and in the state courts.
Professor Bethany Berger spoke Dec. 11, 2015 at UConn's main campus in Storrs about the uses and abuses of appeals to equality in the treatment of American Indians. Her presentation was part of the Injustice League Lecture Series sponsored by the Philosophy Department, which invites three to four, primarily early-career, scholars working on questions broadly related to social and political injustice each year.
Professor Richard Ashby Wilson presented his paper The Spark that Ignites Conflict? Propaganda as an Explanatory Factor in International Criminal Trials on Dec. 10 at an international conference Understanding the Age of Transitional Justice at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands.
Professor Joseph MacDougald '96 spoke in Branford on Dec. 3, 2015, at a strategic planning session on environmental issues arranged by Ted Kennedy Jr., senate chair of the Environment Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly. Professor MacDougald spoke about climate change and coastal preservation on a panel addressing Long Island Sound, State Parks, Open Space & Farmland Preservation, and Shoreline Stabilization.
Professor Mathilde Cohen spoke at a seminar Dec. 8, 2015, at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. She gave a presentation on The Legal Construction of Our Primal Food. The Lactating Man at the Séminaire de Casuistique Juridique.
Professor Leslie C. Levin has been chosen to join the board of Law and Social Inquiry: Journal of the American Bar Foundation, a leading interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed academic journal, for a three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2016.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has named Professor Richard Parker, director of the Semester in DC Program for UConn School of Law, as a neutral convenor to help determine whether to engage in negotiations to develop additional rules about equal access to air transportation, and if so what the scope of the negotiations should be. The agency is exploring the possibility of new rules about accessible in-flight entertainment, medical oxygen, service animals, accessible lavatories, premium seating and wheelchair assistance.
Professor Bethany Berger was selected in November 2015 to serve as co-chair of the Program Committee for the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Legal History, the leading organization for legal history scholarship. The 2016 annual meeting will take place Oct. 27-30 in Toronto.
Professor Mathilde Cohen spoke, Nov. 19, 2015 at the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense. She gave a presentation on the Legal Construction of Milk. A Transversal View From France and the United States at the university's Centre de Théorie et d’Analyse du Droit.