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Gravestones at the Potočari genocide memorial near Srebrenica. (Michael Büker Photo, via Wikimedia Commons)

Professor’s New Book Examines Link Between Speech and Violence

Are political leaders liable for inciting their followers to persecute religious minorities or ethnic and racial groups? What responsibility do media owners have for disseminating hate speech during widespread social conflict? From Nazi Germany to Rwanda and Bosnia, courts have struggled to hold the public figures who foment hatred accountable for the ensuing violence. In […]

Karen DeMeola

Karen DeMeola Installed as CBA President

Karen DeMeola ‘96, assistant dean for enrollment and students at UConn School of Law, took on an additional set of responsibilities on July 1, 2017, when she became president of the Connecticut Bar Association. She leads a team replete with UConn Law alumni. Jonathan M. Shapiro ‘01, a partner at Shapiro Law Offices LLC in […]

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UConn Group to Spend Spring Break Assisting Asylum Applicants

A team led by UConn Law's Asylum and Human Rights Clinic will spend the break at a detention facility offering free legal help and social work assessments and support to female detainees from Central America.

Shira A. Scheindlin Named 2017 Day Pitney Visiting Scholar

Shira A. Scheindlin, a retired judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York known for high-profile cases involving civil rights and public policy, is the 2017 Day Pitney Visiting Scholar at UConn School of Law. She will visit the law school on April 4, 2017, to speak on the […]

Professor Alexandra Lahav Defends Litigation in New Book

The popular perception of a nation awash in frivolous lawsuits and outrageous damage awards is not just inaccurate, it is undermining one of the pillars of American democracy, writes UConn Law Professor Alexandra Lahav in a new book, In Praise of Litigation. This is because courts and legislatures have reacted by limiting people’s ability to […]

Professor James Kwak and the cover of his book, Economism

Professor James Kwak’s New Book Explains Dangers of ‘Economism’

The simplistic idea that free markets always generate the greatest possible economic well-being is helping drive economic inequality, writes UConn Law Professor James Kwak in a new book, Economism: Bad Economics and the Rise of Inequality. In the book, released this month by Pantheon Books, Kwak defines economism as the “invocation of basic economics lessons […]

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Law Incubator Will Offer Affordable Legal Help

The Connecticut Community Law Center, opening at UConn Law in February, aims to help clients who don’t qualify for legal aid but can’t afford standard legal fees.

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Richard Pomp Files Amicus Brief with U.S. Supreme Court

Professor Richard Pomp has filed an amicus brief on behalf of 14 tax law professors in support of a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court seeking reversal of Quill Corp. v. North Dakota. The 1992 Quill case established that mail-order companies do not have to collect use taxes on goods sold to people in states […]

Students Find Inspiration Networking With Practicing Lawyers

At 31, Jesse King ’19 has served in the U.S. Army, earned an undergraduate degree in genetics and worked in a laboratory. When he decided to pursue a JD at UConn School of Law, he knew he wanted to be a lawyer but had no idea what path he wanted to pursue in practice. That is […]

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New Law Students Already Making Their Mark

The 110 incoming JD students and another 43 LL.M. students who started their studies this semester at UConn School of Law are already proving themselves to be highly engaged in their classes and with the community.