The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty of the Insurance Law Center at the University of Connecticut School of Law:
Professor Peter Kochenburger spoke at the Inaugural Conference of the Taiwan Insurance Law Association, held in Taipei on Oct. 22-23, 2015. UConn Insurance Law LL.M. graduate Derek Lee helped organize the conference. Professor Pierpaolo Marano, who co-teaches the Comparative Insurance Regulation Course, also spoke. Kochenburger’s primary presentation was titled Big Data, Insurance and Consumer Protection: Emerging Risks and Benefits.
Professor Alexandra Lahav’s work was cited in a 9th Circuit opinion released Aug. 6, 2015 in Briggs v. Merck Sharp & Dohme: "A bellwether trial is a test case that is typically used to facilitate settlement in similar cases by demonstrating the likely value of a claim or by aiding in predicting the outcome of tricky questions of causation or liability. See Alexandra D. Lahav, Bellwether Trials, 76 Geo. Wash. L.Rev. 576, 577–78 (2008)."
The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees has appoined Professor Alexandra Lahav to the Ellen Ash Peters endowed professorship and Professor Peter Siegelman to the Phillip I. Blumberg endowed professorship. In addition, Dean Timothy Fisher has named Professor Leslie Levin as the Joel Barlow Professor of Law and Professor James Stark as the Roger Sherman Professor of Law. Read more.
Professor Alexandra Lahav will speak at an invitation-only mini-conference on Sept. 11, 2015, with the Subcommittee on Rule 23 of the Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure, which is part of the Judiciary Committee that writes the civil rules.