Lahny Silva ’07 Elected to ALI

Professor Lahny Silva

Lahny R. Silva '07, a professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law with expertise in criminal law, criminal procedure and evidence, has been elected to the American Law Institute, a prestigious organization of scholars working to improve the law. Silva joined the Robert H. McKinney School of Law faculty in 2011. She has worked actively with REACH, the Re-Entry and Community Help Legal Assistance Program, since 2015.

UConn Law Graduates Named Cooper Fellows

The Connecticut Bar Foundation has announced its James W. Cooper Fellows for 2023, including eight UConn Law graduates: Christine Perra Rapillo ’90, Carolyn Cavolo ’99, Natalie Braswell ’07, Sebastian M. Lombardi ’10, Yamuna Menon ’11, Cindy Cieslak ’12, Claire Howard ’13, and Alison Weir ’19. The fellows are chosen from Connecticut lawyers, judges, and teachers of law who have demonstrated extraordinary legal ability; devotion to the welfare of their community, state and nation; and devotion to the advancement of the legal profession.

Natalie Braswell ’07 Named Governor’s General Counsel

Natalie Braswell ’07 has been named Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont’s general counsel for his second term, starting in January 2023. She has served as Connecticut’s comptroller since Lamont appointed her to that post in December 2021. She previously served as general counsel in the comptroller’s office for 10 years and as chief of planning, legal and regulatory affairs at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Lahny Silva ’07 Appointed to New Board

Lahny Silva ’07 has been appointed to serve on the newly-created, civilian-majority board that will oversee police policy in Indianapolis, Indiana. The new board will oversee the rules by which IMPD operates, and citizen members of the board outnumber police who serve on it. The new board replaces the General Orders Committee, which was comprised of police department appointees, and the new board will be subject to Indiana’s Open Door Laws, requiring notices of meetings that will be open to the public.

UConn Law Alumni Named in HBJ Power 50

Hartford Business Journal announced its 2021 Power 50, which aims to highlight private and public sector, nonprofit, higher education and healthcare leaders in Greater Hartford whose power and influence not only change the organizations they work for but the broader community. The following UConn Law Alumni were recognized: Matt Ritter ’07, Martin Looney ’85, Senator Christopher Murphy ’02, The Honorable Joseph D. Courtney ’78, The Honorable Kevin Kelly ’97, Jennifer Jackson ’93, Michael ’83 JD, and DeVaughn Ward ’11. Read their bios and see rankings here.