The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law:
Retired Professor Leonard Orland's new book, Capital Punishment: Trials of Mafia Murders, explores two capital punishment trials of mafia murderers, both of whom were convicted based on testimony from other mafia murderers. Orland was a professor at UConn School of Law for many years and has published other books, including Prisons: Houses of Darkness; Corporate and White Collar Crime: An Anthology; and Justice, Punishment, Treatment.
Professor Richard D. Pomp will be honored by the Connecticut Law Tribune with a Professional Excellence Award, along with Adjunct Professor Dwight H. Merriam and five distinguished UConn Law alumni. The Law Tribune will feature the recipients in a September issue and will honor them at an event October. This is the first year for the awards, which will be given annually. Read more.
Professor Jon Bauer has been elected president and board chair of the Connecticut Fair Housing Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to combating housing discrimination and furthering housing opportunity, with the aim of ensuring that all people have equal access to housing opportunities in Connecticut.
The Connecticut Law Tribune will honor three members of the faculty: Phillip I. Blumberg with its Publisher’s Award, Ellen Ash Peters with the Professor Quintin Johnstone Service to the Profession Award and Martha Stone with the Pro Bono Award. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on June 18. Read more.
Professor Richard Pomp to speak in American Law Institute Webcast on June 19, 2015. The webcast will be on Comptroller v. Wynne: Supreme Court Speaks on State Taxation of Personal Income. Topics will include the Supreme Court's analysis in Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne and the impact on resident taxation and the taxation of owners of pass-through entities.
Professor Richard Pomp will be speaking at the Summer Tax Institute at the UC Davis School of Law. His course will be entitled, Overview of Income and Sales Tax II. The Summer Tax Institute will be held from June 15 - 18, 2015 at UC Davis's School of Law King Hall. Participants are enrolled for a 4-day intensive educational development program and receive a certificate once completed.
Professor Jeremy McClane was recently appointed Cornelius J. Scanlon Research Scholar at UConn School of Law. McClane's work focuses on corporate and commercial transactions, with an emphasis on alternative investment vehicles and complex financial instruments.
Professor Miguel de Figueiredo was recently appointed Terry J. Tondro Research Scholar at UConn School of Law. De Figueiredo's writing and teaching focus on law and development, comparative law, international law, corruption, voting behavior, election law, and criminal law.
Professor Jon Bauer will speak on a panel at the National Conference on Professional Responsibility on “When Secrets Shouldn’t Be Secrets.” His talk will focus on why it’s unethical for lawyers to negotiate settlement agreements that hide information about the facts underlying a case when that information is relevant to potential claims other people may have against the same defendant. His 2008 article on this subject in the Oregon Law Review, Buying Witness Silence, has been cited in the conclusion of bar ethics committees that settlements like these may violate legal ethics. The conference is sponsored by the American Bar Association's Center for Professional Responsibility.
Three members of the UConn School of Law faculty and staff will add their expertise to the Connecticut Legal Conference, sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association on June 15, 2015, at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Jocelyn Kennedy, the director for library services, will moderate a panel on Zen and the Art of Google. Jon Bauer, clinical professor of law and director of the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic, will speak on Current Topics in Immigration Law. And Assistant Dean of Students Karen DeMeola,will moderate the panel Enter Millennials: Unifying Generations in the Workforce.