UConn Earns Top Honors
The University of Connecticut has been named among the five winners in the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Law School's Asylum and Human Rights Clinic is one of the programs highlighted in the award announcement.
The Presidential Award is the highest honor that a university can receive for its work in service-learning programs, civic engagement, and commitment to volunteerism. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), an independent federal agency that coordinates the program, also named 690 colleges and universities this year to its honor roll. UConn had received a spot on that honor roll each time it has applied for consideration in past years, but this is its first year as a Presidential Award winner.
Recent Homepage Highlights
Andraya Pulaski '13 clearly remembers the day she decided she wanted to be a lawyer. She was 10 and spent a day shadowing a friend’s father at his firm. Now she is on the verge of fulfilling that dream. Because of those varying interests, Pulaski wanted to make sure her time at the Law School included experiencing the law, not just studying it.
Read a profile of Andraya Pulaski '13 on UConn Today
On May 21, Professor Richard A. Wilson will present "International Law of Speech Crimes" as part of a series of guest lectures at the International Criminal Court, The Netherlands.
On May 20, the Law School's Insurance Law Center will present a symposium on Lawyers Professional Liability. The event is being presented in cooperation with the Hartford Chapter of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society.
On May 17, Professor Richard Pomp will be a presenter at the 10th Annual New Mexico Tax Policy Conference in Albuquerque.
On May 15, Professor Darcy Kirk will be the luncheon speaker at the annual meeting of the New Jersey Law Librarians Association where she will update the group on the activities of the Association of American Law Libraries (AALL). Kirk currently serves as president of the AALL.
Professor Richard A. Wilson will deliver three talks in Oslo, Norway on May 14 and 15 including "Gangster's Paradise? Framing Crime in Sub-Saharan Africa" at the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo.