The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law:
Richard Kay, associate dean for research and faculty development and a leading scholar on constitutional interpretation, moderated a panel discussing gun laws in the United States. Triggering Debate: Guns in the United States was hosted at the university's main campus in Storrs on Feb. 24, providing an opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussion of gun rights and gun control. The panellists were Saul Cornell and Stephen Halbrook.
Professor Sara Bronin, faculty director of the Center for Energy & Environmental Law at UConn School of Law, spoke at Fordham Law School on Feb. 5, 2016 at the conference Global Challenges & Local Solutions: The Role of Municipalities in the Fight Against Climate Change. Her topic was Local/ Municipal Green Development Standards.
The Delaware Court of Chancery has cited a paper written by Professor Alexandra Lahav with former UConn Law colleague Sean Griffith in an opinion released Jan. 22, 2016, in re Trulia, Inc. Stockholder Litigation. The paper, The Market for Preclusion in Merger Litigation, was published in 2013 in the Vanderbilt Law Review. The court rejected a disclosure-only settlement as inadequate, finding that the supplemental disclosures obtained by the plaintiffs were not “plainly” material and therefore insufficient to support the release of stockholder claims against the defendants.
Professor Sara Bronin, faculty director of the Center for Energy & Environmental Law at UConn School of Law, spoke Jan. 28, 2016, on the topic of Local Sustainability for Professor Joseph Chambers' Environmental Law & Policy course at Trinity College in Hartford. Bronin is chair of the Hartford Planning and Zoning Commission.
Professor Richard Wilson will speak at an interdisciplinary conference, Mass Violence and Human Rights: The Global Politics of Truth and Justice, hosted by the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Feb. 5, 2016. He will present on the topic How International Trials Write History. Wilson's research focuses on international human rights and post-conflict justice institutions, such as truth and reconciliation commissions and international criminal tribunals.
The Association of American Law Schools has elevated Professor Hillary Greene from chair-elect to chair of its Section on Antitrust and Economic Regulation.She assumed the office at the association's annual conference, which was held in New York from Jan. 6 to 10, 2016. The nonprofit association has 179 member law schools, and the section promotes the communication of ideas, interests and activities among its members.
Professor Richard Pomp has published the eighth edition of his casebook State and Local Taxation, incorporating the latest U.S. Supreme Court tax cases, including Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl, Comptroller of Maryland v. Wynne and Alabama Dept. of Revenue v. CSX Transportation. Earlier editions have been used in more than 100 schools, state tax administrations and major accounting firms. Parts of the casebook have been translated into Chinese, Dutch, German, Japanese, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
The Association of American Law Schools has elected Professor Sara Bronin chair of its State & Local Government Section.The election took place at the association's annual conference, which was held in New York on Jan. 6-10, 2016. The section promotes discussion of state and local government law and makes recommendations to the association on the topic. The nonprofit association has 179 member law schools.
Professor Richard Pomp will debate Fredrick J. Nicely, senior tax counsel for the Council on State Taxation, on Jan. 27, 2016, at the 25th annual Ohio Tax Conference in Columbus on the topic of Best and Worst of State Tax Administration. They are slated to discuss such topics as recent developments in nexus, alternative apportionment and audits, as well as the actions of Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court and the Multistate Tax Commission in connection with state and local taxes. Albert P. Cliffel III, senior vice president of Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati, will serve as referee.