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 Alexandra Lahav has won the 2019 Civil Justice Scholarship Award from the Pound Civil Justice Institute for her 2017 book "In Praise of Litigation." The newly established award will be given every two years to recognize legal research and writing on topics in civil justice, including access to justice and the benefits of the U.S. civil justice system. The Pound Civil Justice Institute is a national think tank founded by members of the trial bar. The award will be presented at the Pound's Fellows reception in Miami Beach on February 3, 2019. Read more about the book ...
Professor Alexandra Lahav will present the paper "Against Judicial Accountability: Evidence from the Six Month List," written with fellow UConn Law faculty members Miguel de Figueiredo and Peter Siegelman, at the Civil Procedure Workshop at Stanford Law School in Stanford, California, on November 10, 2018.
Professor Peter Kochenburger led a panel discussion at the Casualty Actuarial Society's fall meeting in Toronto on October 16, 2018. His panel discussion, focused on the regulatory responses to changes in the insurance agency, was part of a two-day event that featured several panels and group discussions. The meeting was sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.
On July 25, 2018, Professor Sachin Pandya filed an amicus brief on behalf of labor and legal historians in New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira, No. 17-340, an appeal pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case primarily concerns whether Congress intended the workers exemption to the Federal Arbitration Act to cover only common-law employees. Professor Pandya is counsel of record for the amici historians and wrote the brief with Professor Richard Frankel of Drexel University.