Business Law


Professor: Walt Disney Co. Chose Values Over Politics; Other Corporations May Face Similar Dilemmas

UConn Today – The Florida state legislature this week voted to end the Walt Disney Co.’s special tax district, which has permitted the Orlando amusement park to govern its land and save millions each year in taxes. UConn Today spoke with business law Professor Robert Bird, the Eversource Energy Chair in Business Ethics and past president of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, about the vote.


School of Business Offers New Minor in Social Responsibility and Impact in Business

UConn Today – Addressing growing interest from UConn students, the School of Business is launching a minor in Social Responsibility and Impact in Business.

The program is open to all UConn undergraduates, regardless of major. A parallel concentration is also being offered to marketing majors.



Professor: Women Beware! The Boss Could Be Monitoring Your Private Health Information

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Women need to be cautious about accepting ‘femtech’ healthcare benefits through work, because it could result in personal reproductive information being shared with employers.

That’s the recommendation of Professor Elizabeth “Liz” Brown of Bentley University, who will discuss her award-winning research during an April 4 virtual lecture. The program is part of the UConn School of Business’ Equity Now lecture series.Continue Reading



MBA, Law Students Vie To Represent UConn at International Negotiations Challenge in Greece This Spring

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Only a few days remain to register for the popular Negotiations Case Competition and management professor Nora Madjar expects this year’s event, like years past, will draw some of the brightest MBA and law students at UConn.Continue Reading


‘Propelling Change Forward’: School of Business’ Equity Series Tackles Compelling Workplace Topics

UConn Today – In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement and other calls for social change, there’s a tremendous appetite for knowledge and guidance among business professionals, students, and alumni in a vast variety of industries.

“In the midst of this social revolution I thought, ‘How can we at the School of Business make a difference and bring these issues to a wide audience?’’ says business law professor Robert Bird, who has organized a four-part speaker series on diversity and equity topics.



MBA/LAW Team Members Already Using Their Newly Honed Negotiation Skills

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Although they didn’t earn top-standing in this year’s international negotiation challenge, UConn’s team of MBA and Law students were champions nevertheless.

“This experience has already impacted my work,” said MBA-candidate Jasdeep Singh. “I am currently Head of Operations and Marketing for 3BC LLC and we are in the midst of a negotiation that has been months in the making.Continue Reading


UConn Business Professors Present Five, Free Mini-Courses to Showcase Graduate Classes

UConn School of Business faculty, like Professor Robert Bird (Pictured above) are presenting short courses to give prospective graduate students a taste of what a UConn education would be like. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
The UConn School of Business is offering five mini-courses to showcase the expertise of its faculty. Although the programs were designed for prospective graduate students, anyone is welcome to join the one-hour, online courses free of charge.Continue Reading