The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law:
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 Peter Kochenburger spoke at the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar of the American Bar Association on March 2, 2018, in Tucson, Arizona. He participated in a panel entitled The Revolution Is Now – Big Data in Claims – and Underwriting.
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.
Professor Anne Dailey received the 2018 Courage to Dream Book Prize from the American Psychoanalytic Association at its national meeting in New York on February 15, 2018, for her book Law and the Unconscious: A Psychoanalytic Perspective. The book, released in December 2017 by Yale University Press, describes the long-standing relationship between psychoanalysis and American law and demonstrates that a psychoanalytic perspective grounded in solid clinical work can bring the law into line with the reality of psychological experience. Read more about the book ...
Professor Sara Bronin spoke at the Just Transition 2018 Conference at Queen Mary’s University in Edinburgh, Scotland, on March 1, 2018. Bronin's talk, entitled “Climate Planning in Low-Income Communities,” concerned ways of moving toward a low-carbon economy without hurting low-income people and families.
Professor Mathilde Cohen spoke on a panel entitled "Making Milk. The Past, Present and Future of Our Primary Food" at the 5th Annual Yale Food Systems Symposium at Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut, on February 23, 2018.
Professor Alexandra Lahav will speak on March 2, 2018, at Columbia University in New York City at the conference Posner on Class Actions, which will explore the impact of Judge Richard Posner, retired judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, on class action jurisprudence She will take part in a panel discussion Class Settlement, Fees, Claims Administration.