The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law:
Professor Jessica de Perio Wittman took part in two presentations at the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries in Washington, D.C. On July 15, 2019 she participated in a discussion, "Cards Against Case Law! And Other Ways to Enhance Student Learning and Engagement" coordinated by UConn Law Reference Librarian Tanya Johnson. On July 16, 2019 she moderated the discussion "Social Media as Primary Sources of Government Information."
Professor Peter Kochenburger spoke in a webinar hosted by Best's Insurance Professionals & Claims Resources on July 16, 2019 on the topic "Heads Up: How Drones, Satellites and Aerial Data-Gathering Are Remaking Insurance Claims."
Professor Sachin S. Pandya co-wrote an amicus brief, filed July 3, 2019 in the U.S. Supreme Court, on behalf of employment-discrimination scholars in Bostock v. Clayton County, No. 17-1618; Altitude Express v. Zarda, No. 17-1623; and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, No. 18-107. These cases concern whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which declares it illegal for an employer to not hire, fire or otherwise discriminate against any individual "because of such individual's . . . sex," covers employer discrimination against any individual for being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.
Professor Richard Pomp spoke at the Summer Tax Institute, an intensive course in the fundamentals of state and local taxation at the University of California Davis School of Law. His two-part presentation provided an overview of income and sales tax on on June 17, 2019, the first day of the four-day course.
The College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin has awarded Professor Sara Bronin its 2019 Pro Bene Meritis Young Alumna Award. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the college and recognizes an individual who has a strong professional or philanthropic commitment to the liberal arts. Bronin graduated from the University of Texas in 2001.
On June 14, 2019, Professor Jon Bauer was presented with a Law Enforcement Award by John Durham '75, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, at a ceremony at at City Hall in New Haven. Bauer was recognized for his assistance to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in its investigation of disability discrimination in the Connecticut bar admissions process, which resulted in a resolution agreement that eliminated mental health inquiries from the Connecticut bar application form. Read more ...
Professor Peter Kochenburger spoke to the Market Conduct Working Group of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors in Amsterdam on May 27, 2019. He addressed consumer protection and insurers’ use of personal consumer information.
Professor Richard Pomp moderated a panel discussion at the Tax Executives Institute's 2019 Audits and Appeals Seminar on May 23, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The panel, entitled "All Rise for a Peek Behind the Bench," featured judges from state tax tribunals addressing state tax controversies.
Professor Richard A. Wilson will speak at an American Bar Association conference on cyberspace in Washington, D.C., on May 21, 2019. The all-day event, "#Cyberspace IRL: Rule of Law Approaches to Virtual Threats" will be held at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Wilson will speak on a panel of experts discussing "The Tipping Point: When is Cyber Incitement Responsible for Violence? (the cases of Burma/Myanmar and Guatemala)" where he will explain the results of his research done with students from UConn Law's Human Rights and International Law Clinic.