The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law:
Professor Jessica Rubin has been named one of the top ten animal defenders in the United States by The Animal Legal Defense Fund. Professor Rubin was instrumental in creating Desmond’s Law, the nation’s first statutory animal advocate position in criminal cruelty cases. The law allows Connecticut courts to appoint advocates, such as law students under supervision, in animal cruelty cases. She supervises students and appears in court to advocate for justice in cases of animal cruelty, making her one of the first attorneys approved to volunteer as an animal advocate.
Professor Sara Bronin delivered a lecture entitled "Planning and Zoning for Resiliency: the Hartford Example" at Cornell University in Ithica, New York, on Feb. 16, 2018. The talk, hosted by Cornell University's Department of City and Regional Planning, focused on changing municipal zoning laws to encourage and support environmental preservation efforts.
Professor Anna Cabot, the William R. Davis clinical teaching fellow in the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic, will speak at the Simsbury Public Library on how immigration law and policy have changed since the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Her presentation will be held on March 27, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. Here topics will include sanctuary cities, the travel bans, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, family detention and refugee resettlement. Registration is requested at 860-658-7663, extension 4, or www.simsburylibrary.info
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners recently reappointed Professor Peter Kochenburger to the post of consumer liaison representative. He is one of 37 experts who provide insurance regulators with direction and support. Kochenburger, executive director of the Insurance LLM Program and deputy director of the Insurance Law Center, has been a consumer representative since 2010.
Professor Sara Bronin was the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the Providence Preservation Society on Jan. 31, 2018. Her presentation, entitled "Preservation in the Trump Era," focused on the history of preservation law and discussed ways to mobilize local environmental efforts.
Professor Sachin Pandya presented a paper, titled Joint Liability Without Joint Employer: Aiding-Abetting Liability in US Work Law, at the Association of American Law Schools 2018 Annual Meeting in San Diego on January 5, 2018.