The Insurance Law Center at the University of Connecticut School of Law is recognized around the world for the study of law, insurance and risk. Located in Hartford, the historic insurance capital of the United States, we are unique in our interdisciplinary research on the role of insurance in society. We support the nation's only LLM (Master of Laws) program in Insurance Law and offer an insurance law research collection unmatched by any other U.S. university.
As the preeminent academic center for insurance law and risk regulation, the Insurance Law Center attracts lawyers, professors and insurance regulators from the United States and the world for graduate studies. Our full-time faculty brings a wide array of disciplines to the study of financial services law, including economics, finance, history, sociology, linguistics and philosophy.
Moral hazard is one of the oldest ideas in insurance economics, and plays a central role in the business of insurance. As has long been understood, it occurs because the transfer of risk from the policyholder to the insurer leaves the former with a diminished incentive to prevent or avoid bad outcomes. This insight profoundly […][Read More]
Travis Luis Pantin has been named director of the Insurance Law Center at the UConn School of Law, also joining the faculty as an associate professor of law. Pantin’s research concerns the doctrine, history and institutional practices of insurance. His forthcoming article, What Can’t Be Insured: The Policyholder’s Own Bad Acts, analyzes the insurance law […][Read More]
The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed a flood of lawsuits by businesses trying to force insurers to cover virus-related losses. Figuring out what that means to the insurance industry and their policyholders requires a massive data collection effort, which is now under way with the help of four UConn Law students. The students gather information about […][Read More]