The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law:
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 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 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 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.
Professor Richard A. Wilson has been selected a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation research center for the 2017-18 year. The Russell Sage Foundation is dedicated to the social sciences, with a goal of "strengthening the methods, data, and theoretical core of the social sciences as a means of improving social policies." During his year at the foundation, Wilson "will develop a framework for identifying the types of political speech that contribute to violence" to be used for law and policymaking.
Professor Peter Kochenburger will speak at the Connecticut Bar Association's Annual Insurance Law Symposium on February 23, 2017, at UConn School of Law. This year's symposium will focus on bad faith litigation both in Connecticut and throughout the United States. Kochenburger will moderate a panel entitled What is Bad Faith in 2017?
Professor Peter Kochenburger will speak at Insurance Business's Flood Risk 2017 conference on March 23, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. The conference seeks to help insurance agents "improve their flood practices and better serve their clients" by discussing the current state of flood insurance and predicting what the flood market will look like in the future.
Professor Richard Pomp spoke in a panel discussion at the American Bar Association Tax Section 2017 Midyear Meeting in Orlando on January 20, 2017. The topic was Intercompany Transactions: Watch Your Addback and Forced Combinations.
Professor Leslie Levin received the Fred C. Zacharias Memorial Prize for Scholarship in Professional Responsibility at the 111th annual meeting of the American Association of Law Schools, held Jan. 3 to Jan. 7, 2017, in San Francisco. She was recognized for her paper Lawyers Going Bare and Clients Going Blind, published in the Florida Law Review. Levin shared the prize with Kate Levine of St. John’s University School of Law.