The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law:
Professor Molly Land moderated a panel entitled: "New Technologies in International Criminal and Human Rights Investigations and Fact Finding" in Washington, D.C. on April 5, 2018. The panel was part of a three-day annual meeting of the American Society of International Law.
UConn Law Dean Timothy Fisher and Professor R. Kent Newmyer will speak April 19, 2018, at a workshop History and the Law, part of the Draper Workshop Series hosted by the University of Connecticut Department of History at the campus in Storrs. Professor Manisha Sinha, Draper Chair in American History, will moderate the discussion, which will also feature Professor Martha S. Jones of Johns Hopkins University and Professor Ariella Gross of the USC Gould School of Law. The panelists will focus on how the law has helped construct and deconstruct notions of servitude, race, and citizenship in American history.
Professor Mark Weston Janis will serve as a judge in the octafinal and quarterfinal rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C., on April 4 and 5, 2018.
Professor Peter L. Lindseth spoke at a conference, "The EU at a Crossroads: From Technocracy to High Politics?", on March 24, 2018, at George Washington School of Law in Washington, D.C. He participated in a panel entitled "The EU’s democratic deficit, revisited."
Professor Alexandra Lahav's book In Praise of Litigation has been named a finalist for the American Bar Association's 2018 Silver Gavel Book Award. The book debunks the premise that the United States is awash in frivolous lawsuits and outrageous damage awards and describes how restrictions on the ability to bring suit undermine a pillar of American democracy. It was published in February 2017 by Oxford University Press. Read more about the book ...
Professor Richard Pomp will speak twice at the 2018 American Bar Association / Institute for Professionals in Taxation Advanced Tax Seminars in New Orleans. On March 19, he will participate in a panel entitled Funny Guys Discussing Hot Topics and on March 20 he will take part in an in-depth, point-counter-point discussion entitled the Annual Big Easy Brawl.
Professor Jessica Rubin will speak with Connecticut state Rep. Diana Urban in a panel discussion about Desmond's Law on April 4, 2018, at George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. Urban and Rubin worked together to pass the law, which allows the court to appoint lawyers or law students as advocates in animal abuse cases, in Connecticut. The Washington event is co-sponsored by the District of Columbia Bar's Animal Law Committee and the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund at George Washington Law.
Professor Mark Weston Janis served as moderator of a discussion on March 6, 2018, with Scott J. Shapiro, Charles F. Southmayd Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at Yale Law School, about his book The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World. John E. Noyes, past president of the American Branch of the International Law Association and emeritus professor at Cal Western also took part in the conversation, which was held at UConn School of Law and sponsored by the student-run Human Rights Law Association.