Past Symposia & Events


The Insurance Law Center hosts a wealth of insurance-related events, including conferences, panels and luncheon speakers. Our LL.M. students are welcome to attend them all for free. In addition, every semester UConn School of Law hosts dozens of conferences, speakers and other events on a wide variety of legal topics that are also free to all students. These events are an important part of the law school experience in the United States, and we encourage our LL.M. students to participate.

Friday, March 12, 2021

Over the last decade, the prevalence and cost of cyber-attacks on private companies has steadily increased. Private firms that have been victimized by successful cyber-attacks have had reams of confidential data stolen, incurred massive business interruption costs, paid vast sums in cyber-ransoms, and had their brands and public images deeply tarnished. In response, they have increasingly turned to the insurance industry to help cover these costs, leading to the rapid and continuing growth of cyber-insurance markets.

Streamed Online
Thursday, November 12, 2020

The UConn program on November 12 will focus on the liability claims and related insurance issues that are now emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic.  The webinar, which has been organized by ACCC Fellows John Buchanan of Covington & Burling and Rhonda Tobin of Robinson & Cole, is being presented in conjunction with the Insurance Law Center at UConn Law and the Connecticut Bar Association.  The keynote presenter will be Professor Tom Baker...

Reading Room, William F. Starr Hall
Monday, September 16, 2019

On September 16-17, 2019, the UConn Law School and the Insurance Law Center presented a two-day training session on insurance regulation in the U.S. for a delegation from the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission. We conducted a similar training program in July 2018, which led the Commission to request this second session, and look forward to more to come. Our presenters included Dean Tim Fisher, numerous Insurance Law adjunct faculty, senior regulators from the Connecticut Department of Insurance, and attorneys from Morgan Lewis.

The William R. Davis Courtroom
Friday, April 5, 2019

The American Law Institute adopted its Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance in May 2018 after years of study, debate and controversy. Its journey, however, continues as lawyers and courts consider whether to utilize and perhaps adopt Restatement positions, and opponents continue lobbying state legislatures, regulators and courts to ignore it. This conference will bring together academics and practicing lawyers who have worked on the Restatement to discuss and debate these issues. 

William R. Davis Courtroom, UConn Law School
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Is U.S. Insurance Regulation Unconstitutional?

On March 13, the University of Connecticut, School of Law, Insurance Law Center, sponsored a debate between two of the nation's leading insurance scholars on the provocative claim that the current NAIC-centric regulatory regime violates the requirements of many state constitutions. Professor Martin Grace of Temple University supported the current regulatory regime while Professor Daniel Schwarcz of the University of Minnesota argued that it was unconstitutional. Professor Brendan Maher of UConn served as moderator.

William F. Starr Hall, Hartford, CT
Monday, July 9, 2018

Insurance Regulation in the United States Training Session for Representatives of the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission

The William R. Davis Courtroom
Friday, April 27, 2018

Please join us for a first of its kind conference on measuring and managing litigation risk on Friday April 27, 2018 from 9 to 2 PM, sponsored by the University of Connecticut School of Law and the Insurance Law Center.  The conference will be held in Starr Hall, on the UConn Law School Campus.

The William R. Davis Courtroom
Friday, April 13, 2018

Big Data Changes Everything:  Why Insurance Lawyers Need to Catch Up Fast

CBA Annual Insurance Law Symposium

Co-sponsored with UConn Law School and the Insurance Law Center

April 13, 2018: 2-5:00 pm @ UConn Law School

Janet M. Blumberg Hall
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Retirement Security, Pensions and Insurance

Fourth Annual Insurance Law Conference
Presented By: 
The Insurance Law Center at UConn School of Law
& Renmin Law School

Register by October 9, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017, from 8:00 - 4:30 pm
Janet M. Blumberg Hall
UConn School of Law, Hartford Connecticut


Reading Room, William F. Starr Hall, 45 Elizabeth St. Hartford, CT 06105
Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Insurance Law Center presents the 2017 Insurance Law Conference at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Please join us for a keynote address by Michael McRaith, former Director of the Federal Insurance Office, and panels featuring insurance regulators and academics debating insurance and insurance regulation under the Trump Administration. Among the topics will be health insurance proposals, international regulatory issues, cybersecurity, and Big Data and consumer protection.

Janet M. Blumberg Hall
Thursday, March 9, 2017
William F. Starr Hall, William R. Davis Courtroom, 55 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT
Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Insurance Law Center and Insurance Law Section of the CBA will be co-sponsoring a Symposium on Developments in and Enduring Challenges of Bad Faith Litigation on February 23, 2017 at 1:30.  The event will be held in the William R. Davis Courtroom, William F. Starr Hall, 55 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT.  Read more on the CBA website »


Reading Room, William F. Starr Hall
Thursday, September 8, 2016

Please join us for a Reception celebrating the start of the academic year and to welcome our new LL.M. Insurance Law students Thursday, September 8th 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Starr Reading Room William F. Starr Hall.

Please rsvp via this link:

Thomas J Meskill Law Library, UConn Law, Hartford, CT
Friday, April 15, 2016

UConn School of Law Insurance Law Center will host the Fifth Annual National Benefits & Social Insurance Conference, where benefit experts from around the country will convene to discuss the law and policy of retirement, healthcare, disability insurance, and more. The Assistant Secretary of Labor, Phyllis Borzi, will be the keynote speaker.

Davis Courtroom, Starr Hall, University of Connecticut Law School
Friday, February 26, 2016

Discovery is time-consuming and expensive.  This symposium will begin by looking at some of the many strategies for reducing and streamlining discovery that have been adopted by practice rules in federal and state courts, or by judicial order in specific cases.  Panel presentations and breakout groups will consider the benefits and dangers of applying those strategies to reduce discovery in specific types of insurance coverage cases.  

Starr Hall, UConn School of Law
Friday, October 9, 2015

Please join us on Friday, October 9 as we explore Chinese and U.S. perspectives on Insurance, Regulation, and Consumer Protection.   Our panelists are leading scholars, practitioners and regulators in these fields, and we are joined by experts from Renmin Law School, the University of International Business & Economics, and the General Counsel of Ping An Insurance Group of China.

Admission is free and continental breakfast and lunch provided for those who register prior to October 5, 2015. 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Keynote Speaker: Kathleen Sebelius, Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services

Sponsored by: The Connecticut Insurance Law Journal and Insurance Law Center at UConn Law School

UConn Stamford Campus
Friday, March 20, 2015

Join us at the 3rd annual Connecticut Risk Management Conference which has been designed to focus on Enterprise Risk Management and its very diverse challenges. This conference will bring together professionals engaged in risk management, senior management, and regulators, as well as faculty members and students in
UConn's MS in Financial Risk Management (MSFRM) Program.

Davis Courtroom, Starr Hall
Friday, February 6, 2015

This program will begin with a primer on the submission of a claim and the processes used in handling property and casualty claims presented by a third party administrator, a broker and a  public adjuster.  The second panel will explore a range of remedies for those occasions when claims handling goes wrong, including  common law bad faith and Connecticut statutory law.  The Symposium will conclude with a discussion of the Connecticut Insurance Department's role in policing market conduct and market conduct exams, including a review of current claim handling trends, what can trigger an exam

William F. Starr Hall, William R. Davis Courtroom
Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Rapid Evolution of Cyber Liability co-hosted by the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) and the Insurance Law Center Thursday, May 29, 2014, 1:30-4:30 p.m. William R. Davis Courtroom in Starr Hall, University of Connecticut School of Law

Renmin University, Beijing, China
Saturday, May 10, 2014

2014 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE LIABILITY INSURANCE SYSTEM Co-hosted by Renmin Law School and The Insurance Law Center, The University of Connecticut School of Law at Renmin University in Beijing, China May 10, 2014

UConn School of Law, Starr Hall
Friday, April 25, 2014

The UConn School of Business and School of Law invite you to attend New Challenges in Risk Management and Compliance: Common Concerns for Managers and Lawyers, Friday, April 25, 2014 at the UConn School of Law, Starr Hall (Corner Fern & Sherman Streets) Hartford, CT.

Noon:    Welcome

12:15 p.m.:  Luncheon Panel -- Career Opportunities in Risk Management and Compliance

Starr Hall, Law School Campus
Thursday, April 3, 2014

A day-long symposium hosted by The Insurance Law Center and The Connecticut Insurance Law Journal at the University of Connecticut School of Law, Starr Hall on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.

Davis Courtroom, Starr Hall
Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Insurance Coverage 101 CLE is sponsored by the UConn Law School & The Insurance Law Center, CBA Insurance Law Section, CBA Young Lawyers Section on Thursday, January 23, 2013 from 12:30 – 5:00 pm in the William Davis Courtroom in Starr Hall on the Law School Campus.

About the Program:  Learning the nuts and bolts of insurance law is the first step toward successfully litigating claims involving insurance disputes. Panelists will share the ins and outs of insurance policy construction and the specialized law governing coverage disputes.

William R. Davis Courtroom
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Regulators in Professional Liability symposium is hosted by the Professional Liability Underwriting Society and by the Insurance Law Center, University of Connecticut School of Law.

Date and Time: 12/11/2013

Location: William R. Davis Courtroom, Starr Hall

Keynote Speaker:  Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Thomas Leonardi

Stamford Marriott. Stamford, Connecticut
Thursday, November 14, 2013

Join us at the 2nd annual Connecticut Risk Management Conference which has been designed to align risk management with strategy. This conference will bring together professionals engaged in risk management, senior management, and regulators, as well as faculty members and students in UConn's MS in Financial Risk Management (MSFRM) Program and the Insurance Law Center at UConn Law School.

William F. Starr Hall
Friday, October 4, 2013

The Insurance Law Center cordially invites you to its fall 2013 symposium, THE LAW AND ECONOMICS OF INSURANCE, in the William F. Starr Hall, University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut on Friday, October 4, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Blumberg Hall
Thursday, September 26, 2013

Please join the Insurance Law Center at 4 p.m.

William F. Starr Hall
Friday, June 14, 2013

On June 14, 2013, the Insurance Law Center will host law professors from across the country for the 2013 Junior Scholars Workshop on Financial Services Law. This competition is open to law faculty with less than six years of teaching experience.  The workshop participants may submit papers on any of a wide array of topics, including:

William R. Davis Courtroom, Starr Hall
Monday, May 20, 2013

In this symposium, hosted by the Hartford Chapter of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) and the Insurance Law Center, an expert panel will discuss the state of the legal malpractice insurance market, including:

Janet M. Blumberg Hall, Hosmer Hall Second Floor
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Cover Yourself (and Your Client): Critical Insurance Considerations When Prosecuting or Defending Civil Actions

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

5:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
(Cash bar at 5:00 p.m., dinner at 5:45 p.m., program at 6:15 p.m.)

A CLE cosponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association Sections on Insurance Law and Litigation and The Insurance Law Center

Janet M. Blumberg Hall

William F. Starr Hall
Friday, April 5, 2013

The last forty years have ushered in a shift from defined benefit to defined contribution plans and with that shift, employers have shed market risk and moved it onto workers.

The George Washington University Law School, 2000 H Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
Thursday, February 7, 2013

On February 7-8, 2013, the Insurance Law Center at the University of Connecticut School of Law will host a symposium titled The Political Economy of Financial Regulation in Washington, in tandem with the Center for Law, Economics and Finance at George Washington University Law School, the Center for Banking and Finance at the University of North Carolina School of Law, and the Institute for Law and Economic Policy.  The conference will bring together legal scholars, regulators, judges, practitioners, economists, political theorists and other social scientists to discuss the role of the poli

Janet M. Blumberg Hall, Hosmer Hall
Monday, January 28, 2013

On Monday, January 28, 2013, at 4:00 p.m., Dr. Christian Armbrüster will give a talk on the European Union Solvency II initiative.  Dr. Armbrüster is a noted insurance law expert from Berlin, Germany.  The lecture will take place on the law school campus in Janet M. Blumberg Hall in Hosmer Hall.  A reception will follow and parking is free.  For directions to the law school campus in Hartford, see here.  To RSVP, please email Patricia Carbray at

William F. Starr Hall
Friday, October 5, 2012

Conference Schedule

8:40-9:00       Introductory Remarks

Willajeanne F. McLean, University of Connecticut School of Law, Interim   Dean & Professor of Law

Patricia A. McCoy, Connecticut Mutual Professor of Law & Director of Insurance Law Center

Sara C. Bronin, Associate Professor of Law, Program Director, Center for Energy & Environmental Law 

9:00-9:45       Morning Keynote

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Professors Mark Weiner and  Stephen Utz will hold a conversation on the approach to health insurance delivery taken in the recent national health care legislation and will review the major constitutional challenges being brought against the law.  Faculty Lounge, April 28 12:00 pm.

William R. Davis Courtroom in William F. Starr Hall, Hartford, CT
Friday, April 15, 2011

This educational session will feature an expert panel from the insurance industry that will address the laws and risks surrounding data privacy and how a company can protect itself from cyber attack. The panel will also discuss the types of insurance available for companies to protect or defend the firm in the event of a data breach, as well as how insurance buyers’ attitudes are changing about cyber threats.

TIME:2:00 - 4:30 p.m. – registration begins at 1:00 p.m. - networking reception to follow workshop

William F. Starr Hall at the Law School, Hartford, Connecticut
Friday, April 15, 2011

Sponsored by the Insurance Law Center
and the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal