The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law:
Professor Miguel de Figuerido will speak on the topic Does Sentencing Juveniles as Adults Increase Recidivism? on March 22, 2017, at the Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto.
Professors Jon Bauer, Bethany Berger, Douglas Spencer and R. Kent Newmyer spoke on the main UConn campus at Storrs on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, on a panel entitled The Stakes of U.S. Politics, Law, and Citizenship. The panel was part of the program What’s at Stake? U.S. Rights and Responsibilities during Political Conflict organized by the UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
On February 23, 2016, Professor Sachin Pandya presented a paper, Joint Liability Without Joint Employer, at the Future of Labor and Employment Law: Power, Policies, and Politics Symposium, at Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas.
Professor Sara Bronin has been invited to serve as a distinguished visiting scholar of Energy Law at the Vermont Law School for the 2017 summer residency. Each scholar will give a public lecture in his or her area of expertise meet with students individually. Bronin will deliver a lecture entitled A Model Zoning Code Advancing Energy & Environment: The Hartford Example on June 22.
Professor Sachin Pandya co-authored an amicus brief, filed February 16, 2016 on behalf of several non-profit organizations, in Griffin v. Sirva, Inc., No. CTQ-2016-00002, a case currently before the New York Court of Appeals. The appeal concerns New York law that prohibits any person from denying employment to any individual because of his or her criminal conviction history.
Professor Sara Bronin will deliver a speech entitled Transit Oriented Development in Connecticut: the Hartford Example at the American Planning Association Conference on May 9, 2017, in New York, New York. Bronin will be accompanied by five other speakers who will discuss how different regions in Connecticut are implementing transit oriented development.
Professor Sara Bronin will deliver a lecture entitled Zoning for the Post-Industrial City: Hartford’s New Sustainable Form-Based Code on March 15, 2017, at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. Bronin's talk is a part of the Tufts Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Spring 2017 Colloquium Series.
Professor Richard Pomp spoke on Feb. 3, 2017, at the The 2017 National Multistate Tax Symposium: Disappearing borders – positioning for greater certainty. He debated topics related to state tax policy with David Brunori of George Washington University and Douglas L. Lindholm, president of the Counicl on State Taxation. The symposium was presented by Deloitte Tax LLP in collaboration with the Tax Section of the Florida Bar in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Professor Peter Kochenburger has been reappointed a consumer liason representative for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners for 2017. Kochenburger is one of 35 consumer liaisons who advise commissioners on consumer interests relating to the insurance industry by promoting interaction between consumers and commission members. Kochenburger has been a consumer representative since 2010.