The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law:
Professor Peter Kochenburger spoke at the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar of the American Bar Association on March 2, 2018, in Tucson, Arizona. He participated in a panel entitled The Revolution Is Now – Big Data in Claims – and Underwriting.
Professor Anne Dailey received the 2018 Courage to Dream Book Prize from the American Psychoanalytic Association at its national meeting in New York on February 15, 2018, for her book Law and the Unconscious: A Psychoanalytic Perspective. The book, released in December 2017 by Yale University Press, describes the long-standing relationship between psychoanalysis and American law and demonstrates that a psychoanalytic perspective grounded in solid clinical work can bring the law into line with the reality of psychological experience. Read more about the book ...
Professor Sara Bronin spoke at the Just Transition 2018 Conference at Queen Mary’s University in Edinburgh, Scotland, on March 1, 2018. Bronin's talk, entitled “Climate Planning in Low-Income Communities,” concerned ways of moving toward a low-carbon economy without hurting low-income people and families.
Professor Mathilde Cohen spoke on a panel entitled "Making Milk. The Past, Present and Future of Our Primary Food" at the 5th Annual Yale Food Systems Symposium at Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut, on February 23, 2018.
Professor Alexandra Lahav will speak on March 2, 2018, at Columbia University in New York City at the conference Posner on Class Actions, which will explore the impact of Judge Richard Posner, retired judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, on class action jurisprudence She will take part in a panel discussion Class Settlement, Fees, Claims Administration.
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