The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law:
Professor Jon Bauer and Professor Valeria Gomez will speak at the Yale School of Medicine’s conference titled Medical Forensic Evaluation of Asylum Seekers: The Role of the Clinician in Documenting Human Rights Abuses on Oct. 5, 2019 in New Haven.
Professor Jessica de Perio Wittman gave a presentation on Sept. 24, 2019, in a community call organized by LawHelp Interactive. She described how students in her Technology and Law Practice course built an automated interview process for creating advanced health care directives on behalf of the Connecticut Legal Rights Project.
Professor Sachin S. Pandya co-wrote an amicus brief, filed September 30, 2019 in the U.S. Supreme Court, on behalf of employment-law professors in Comcast Corp. v. National Association of African American-Owned Media, No. 18-1171. This case concerns whether a plaintiff alleging race discrimination under the Civil Rights Act of 1866, codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. § 1981, must prove but-for causation.
Professor Sara Bronin spoke on a panel entitled "Comprehensive Rezonings" and chaired a session on "Cities, Takings, and Zoning for Public Land" at the 2019 State and Local Government Law Works-in-Progress Conference, which was held Sept. 20-21, 2019 at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
Professor Jessica de Perio Wittman will present two workshops entitled "Creating Equal Opportunities: Raising Awareness About Equity and Mindfulness for Students with Disabilities and Those Needing Special Education" and "Building Bridges, Meeting Client Needs: Law Students and Legal Services Agencies Collaborate to Provide Access to Justice" at the Equity Symposium at Goodwin College in East Hartford on October 19, 2019.
Professor Sara Bronin gave a presentation entitled "Lessons from Hartford: Bold Zoning + Sustainability Planning in a Post-Industrial City" at the 2019 Connecticut Architecture Conference of the Connecticut chapter of the American Institute of Architects in Uncasville, Connecticut on September 12, 2019.
Professor Richard Pomp taught at the State Income Tax Schools I & II, presented by the Institute for Professionals in Taxation from July 15 to 19, 2019 at UConn School of Law. The intensive training program in state and local income, property, and sales and use tax is designed for tax professionals. The faculty also included UConn School of Business faculty and IPT educators. Read more ...
Professor Peter Kochenburger will speak on August 5, 2019 at the Center for Insurance Policy and Research presentation on Demystifying the Use of Artificial Intelligence in Insurance at the annual Summer National Meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in New York City. He will take part in a panel discussion about "The Impact of AI on the Future of Insurance."
Professor Alexandra D. Lahav has been elected to the American Law Institute, a national, independent organization of 3,000 judges, lawyers and legal scholars working to improve the law. Lahav, an expert in the civil justice system and tort law, is the author of "In Praise of Litigation." She joins 11 current and retired UConn Law faculty members who have been elected the institute. Read more ...