The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty of the Insurance Law Center at the University of Connecticut School of Law:
Sachin Pandya organized and moderated the webinar "Structural Racism in Employment" that was part of the Constance Baker Motley Speaker Series on Racial Inequality. This webinar featured scholars and advocates who explained how structural racism operates to the disadvantage of domestic workers, immigrant workers, and workers entangled in the criminal justice system, and what it takes to combat that structural racism.
Professor Peter Kochenburger was a speaker at the 2020 Connecticut Legal Conference on September 15. The program Kochenburger attended was titled: "Navigating Opportunities and Risks Presented by Artificial Intelligence (AI): Intellectual Property, Data, and Regulatory Challenges." The program discussed the increase in AI-based applications that improve business operations and promote innovation. The conference hosted various programs through September 16, 2020.
The American Bar Foundation has named Professor Peter Siegelman an affiliated research professor. The honorary position recognizes Siegelman's research in empirical and interdisciplinary legal studies. His initial five-year term began Sept. 1, 2020. Affiliated research professors are invited to visit the foundation to present their work, participate in conferences and to meet with the foundation's faculty and fellows.
Professor Alexandra Lahav will speak on the topic “Bristol-Myers Squibb: Going Forward” on the Unavailability Workshop on May 5, 2020 at 2 p.m. EDT. The online workshop is sponsored by the Excited Utterance podcast, offering scholarly content and connections during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Professor Peter Kochenburger has been appointed to the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance, which provides advice and recommendations to assist the Federal Insurance Office of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He will serve a three-year-term.