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.
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.
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...
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 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.
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.
Insurance Regulation in the United States Training Session for Representatives of the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission
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.
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
Retirement Security, Pensions and Insurance
Fourth Annual Insurance Law Conference
The Insurance Law Center at UConn School of Law
& Renmin Law School
Friday, October 13, 2017, from 8:00 - 4:30 pm
Janet M. Blumberg Hall
UConn School of Law, Hartford Connecticut
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.
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 »
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: http://www.law.uconn.edu/RSVP-ILCWelcome2016
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
12:15 p.m.: Luncheon Panel -- Career Opportunities in Risk Management and Compliance
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Please join the Insurance Law Center at 4 p.m.
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:
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:
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
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
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
Sponsored by the Insurance Law Center
and the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal