The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law:
Professor Richard Wilson co-authored new guidelines for the city of Hartford to apply in criminal speech cases. The recommendations are based on international law, and they seek to establish international standards on the municipal level. The guidelines outline best practices for investigating and prosecuting speech crimes. Additionally, the rules address how to monitor and investigate speech crimes on social media, and in other new forms of media.
Professor Alexandra Lahav has signed on as an amicus to a brief filed by civil procedure law professors in support of minors in the Arizona foster care system who allege widespread and systematic failures by the state. Defendants moved to dismiss the case on the grounds that the Court lacks jurisdiction under federal procedural law guidelines. Lahav, and the 19 other professors who signed the brief, supported the plaintiffs' requests for declaratory and injunctive relief as part of the class action lawsuit.
Professor Anne Dailey has received the 2018 Sharon Harris Book Award from the UConn Humanities Institute for her book "Law and the Unconscious: A Psychoanalytic Perspective," published in 2017 by Yale University Press. The award recognizes a faculty member at the University of Connecticut whose book or monograph "best demonstrates scholarly depth and intellectual acuity and highlights the importance of humanities scholarship." The book previously won the 2018 Courage to Dream Book Prize from the American Psychoanalytic Association. Read more about the book ...
Professor Peter L. Lindseth spoke at the Sciences Po Law School in Paris on two recent occasions. On June 21, 2018, he spoke during the Intensive Doctoral Week program on the topic "Comparative-Historical Method in the Study of Administrative Law: A Theoretical Framework" in a panel discussion on "A New Approach to Comparison in Administrative Law." The following day he discussed "Transforming factors in administrative law" at The Future of Administrative Law conference.
Professor Richard Pomp will speak on June 1, 2018, at the 2018 Advanced State and Local Tax Institute at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. He will debate Marilyn A. Wethekam of Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered in a panel titled "Match Point: Debate on All Topics SALT."