The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law:
Professor Jon Bauer, director of the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic at UConn School of Law, will appear on a panel titled Hot Topics in Asylum Law at the Federal Bar Association’s Immigration Law Conference in New Orleans on May 13, 2016. He will speak about recent legal developments concerning asylum for persons targeted for persecution based on their family affiliations.
Professor Jon Bauer, director of the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic at UConn School of Law, will speak May 21 at the 2016 national Immigration Law Teachers Workshop at Michigan State Law School, participating in a panel on Innovation and Immigration Specialty Courses. He will speak about the course that he and Professor Sachin Pandya recently developed on Immigration and Workplace Rights.
The Arlington Circuit Court in Virginia recently cited a report by Professor Richard Pomp in its decision in Corporate Executive Board v. Virginia Department of Taxation, denying the company’s appeal for an income tax refund and the use of an alternative apportionment formula.
Lester B. Snyder, who taught tax law at UConn School of Law from 1957 to 1983, died April 11, 2016, in San Diego. He was the director of the graduate tax program at the University of San Diego School of Law from 1983 to 1989 and retired in 2009. Professor Snyder earned a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University, a JD from Boston University and an LLM from Columbia University. He practiced privately in Boston before entering academe. During a leave of absence from UConn School of Law, in 1968 and 1969, he served as the first professor-in-residence in the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He published widely on issues in taxation and was editor-in-chief of the Journal of Real Estate Taxation for nearly 20 years. Read more on the TaxProf Blog.
Professor Sara Bronin spoke on the topic of Hartford’s New Zoning Code on April 21, 2016, in a Land Use Course at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. Bronin, who is chair of Hartford's Planning and Zoning Commission and faculty director of the Center for Energy & Environmental Law at UConn School of Law, worked with some of her students on drafting revisions to Hartford's land use regulations.
Professor Richard Pomp will speak at the 46th annual Spring Symposium of the National Tax Association, on May 12, 2016, in Washington, D.C.. The symposium, held in association with the American Tax Policy Institute, is titled Tax Policy at the Crossroads, What Direction Next? Pomp will speak in a panel discussion on the topic of Tax Reform: The View From the States.
Professor Hillary Greene spoke on April 7, 2016, at the American Bar Assocation's Antitrust Law 2016 Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C. She was a member of the Chair's Showcase panel: Examining the Per Se Rule, which dicusssed such issues as how the per se rule can be applied in a criminal trial without invading the province of the jury and the difference between “hardcore” and per se conduct.
Professor Joseph MacDougald '96, executive director of the Center for Energy & Environmental Law, gave the introductory remarks at a conference, "Connecticut as a Laboratory for Sustainability Innovation," April 4 at Yale University. In addition to a J.D. from UConn School of Law, a B.A. from Brown University and an M.B.A. from New York University, MacDougald earned a master’s degree in environmental management from Yale's School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.
Professor Peter Kochenburger, Executive Director of the Insurance LLM Program at UConn School of Law, gave a presentation on arbitration and spoke on a panel about Big Data at the 2016 Spring National Meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in New Orleans, April 3-6. His presentation, Issues Related to the Use of Mandatory Arbitration, Choice of Law and Forum Selection Clauses in Insurance Policies, was given to the association's Consumer Liaison Committee. The panel discussion, Consumer Perspective on the Use of Big Data in Insurance, took place at a public hearing of the Big Data Working Group. Kochenburger also participated in training for new insurance regulators at the meeting.