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 Brendan Maher has been appointed to the Connecticut Captive Insurance Association Board of Directors. Maher, along with seven other new board members, was introduced at the board's annual meeting on April 23, 2018.
Professor Peter Lindseth gave a presentation entitled "Theorizing Backlash: Power and Legitimacy in International Investment Law and Arbitration" during a workshop on "Comparative and International Investment Law: Prospects for Reform" on April 22, 2018, in Doha, Qatar. The workshop was organized by the Hamad Bin Khalifa University College of Law and Public Policy.
Professor Peter Kochenburger moderated a panel entitled, "Big Data Changes Everything: Why Insurance Lawyers Need to Catch Up Fast" on April 13, 2018, at the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford. The panel discussed how big data is collected and used in the insurance industry.
Professor Peter L. Lindseth spoke at a conference, "The EU at a Crossroads: From Technocracy to High Politics?", on March 24, 2018, at George Washington School of Law in Washington, D.C. He participated in a panel entitled "The EU’s democratic deficit, revisited."
Professor Alexandra Lahav's book In Praise of Litigation has been named a finalist for the American Bar Association's 2018 Silver Gavel Book Award. The book debunks the premise that the United States is awash in frivolous lawsuits and outrageous damage awards and describes how restrictions on the ability to bring suit undermine a pillar of American democracy. It was published in February 2017 by Oxford University Press. Read more about the book ...