The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law:
Rowman & Littlefield has released "Knowing Self, Changing Self: The Interplay of Reality, Fantasy, and Friendship," by Professor Thomas Morawetz. The book, which reflects Morawetz's scholarship in philosophy, was co-written with mental health therapist Scotty Enyart. It considers how an individual's sense of identity develops less through introspection than through experiences with other people---and how identity is a work in progress throughout one’s life. Read more ...
Professor Jessica de Perio Wittman will speak on the topic "Cybercriminals: Equal Opportunity Attackers" at the 2018 Legal Tech Law Practice Management Conference sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association in New Britain, Connecticut, on September 28, 2018.
Professor Molly Land will deliver a keynote address on September 26, 2018, at an official side event on New Technologies and Human Rights during the 39th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. She will speak on the topic "Roadmap for Understanding the Relationship between Technology and Human Rights Law and Practice." The event is sponsored by the United Nations' Research Institute for Social Development and Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights as well as the permanent missions of South Korea, Austria and Denmark.
Dean Timothy Fisher has been named a fellow of Branford College at Yale University. He earned a BA in economics from Yale in 1975.
Professor Richard Kay will give a lecture commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Connecticut State Constitution in the Davis Courtroom at UConn School of Law at 5:30 p.m. on September 26, 2018. His presentation is part of a lecture series called "The Constitution of 1818: Debate and Dissent in the Land of Steady Habits" and is co-sponsored by UConn School of Law and the Connecticut Historical Society.
Professor Mark Weston Janis will speak on the relationship between law and religion in the Davis Courtroom at the UConn School of Law on October 10, 2018. Janis' speech is part of a lecture series called "The Constitution of 1818: Debate and Dissent in the Land of Steady Habits" and is co-sponsored by UConn School of Law and the Connecticut Historical Society.
On July 25, 2018, Professor Sachin Pandya filed an amicus brief on behalf of labor and legal historians in New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira, No. 17-340, an appeal pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case primarily concerns whether Congress intended the workers exemption to the Federal Arbitration Act to cover only common-law employees. Professor Pandya is counsel of record for the amici historians and wrote the brief with Professor Richard Frankel of Drexel University.