The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law:
Professor Peter Kochenburger has been appointed by the National Association of Insurance Commissions to serve as a consumer liaison representative for 2016. Representatives promote consumer protection through interaction with the association's members, the insurance industry and interested parties, and are chosen for their dedication to serving the public interest.
Professor Mathilde Cohen spoke Jan. 6, 2016 at the Joint Scholars & Scholarship Workshop on Feminist Jurisprudence at Fordham Law School in New York. She gave a presentation on the topic Regulating Human and Animal Milk.
Professor Bethany Berger was a lead author with Professor Colette Routel of Mitchell Hamline Law of an amicus brief filed Dec. 22 on behalf of 17 historians, political scientists and law professors in the U.S. Supreme Court case Nebraska v. Parker. The case considers whether the Omaha Reservation in Nebraska is diminished -- meaning its boundaries have been redrawn—to exclude an area opened to non-Indian purchase and settlement in 1882. Read more.
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 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 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 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.