The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law:
Professor Timothy Everett argued Dec. 12, 2016, before the Connecticut Supreme Court in State v. Eugene Edwards Jr., the appeal of a robbery conviction. Everett challenged the use of location data from cellphone towers in Edwards' trial, arguing that that the evidence was unreliable and should not have been admitted without expert testimony about its relevance and validity.
The National Taxpayers Union cited the work of Professor Richard Pomp in a letter dated December 12, 2016, to the North Carolina Department of Revenue, objecting to proposed new rules on market-based sourcing regulations. The letter from Clark Packard, counsel and government affairs manager for the National Taxpayers Union, quoted Pomp's position that an audience-based corporate tax apportionment system is “defective because it conflates the advertiser’s market with that of the content providers."
Professor Douglas Spencer will speak at the 2016 Post-Election Conference at Wesleyan University on Dec. 5, 2016. He will participate in a panel discussion entitled Campaign Finance, Special Interests and Outside Influence, addressing campaign finance issues in the 2016 presidential election.
Professor Alexandra Lahav spoke on Oct. 19, 2016, in Las Vegas at the 20th Annual National Institute on Class Actions on the topic The Past Year in Class-Action Action with Professor John C. Coffee Jr. of Columbia Law School.
Professor Richard Pomp has filed an amicus brief on behalf of 14 tax law professors in support of a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court seeking reversal of Quill Corp. v. North Dakota. Pomp’s brief supports the Colorado Department of Revenue's conditional cross-petition in the case of Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl. Read more.
Professor Douglas Spencer will speak at the national conference of the Council on Governmental Ethic Laws in New Orleans on Dec. 14, 2016. The 38th annual conference will center around government agencies and organizations, focusing primarily on ethics, elections, lobbying and campaign finance. Spencer will participate in a panel discussion on convenience voting.
The Utah Fourth Judicial District Court cited the expert opinion of Professor Richard Pomp in its opinion, released Oct. 7, 2016, in See's Candies Inc. v. Utah State Tax Commission. Pomp testified in support of the plaintiff's successful argument that the Utah State Tax Commission improperly denied a deduction for royalties the company paid to a related company.
Professor Douglas Spencer spoke Nov. 4, 2016, at the Yale Political Union’s Democracy Colloquium, an intercollegiate conference on political thought centered around the major questions of the 2016 election cycle. He participated in a panel discussion Democracy & Its Procedures: Investigating the controversies of primaries, super delegates, the nomination process, and the electoral college.
The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities will present Professor Jon Bauer, director of the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic at UConn School of Law, with the 2016 Constance Baker Motley Award for Excellence in Business or Law. The award will be presented on Nov. 17, 2016, at the commission's Leaders and Legends Awards ceremony, starting at 3 p.m. in the Old Judiciary Room at the Connecticut State Capitol, 210 Capitol Ave., Hartford. The awards honor "Connecticut’s civil rights leaders and legends who are distinguished in their communities for promoting equality and fairness."