Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty
Alexia Brunet Marks

Associate Professor of Law

401 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309
Office: 422
Phone: (303) 492-6065
E-mail: alexia.brunet@colorado.edu

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Educational Background:
Ph.D.   Purdue University   2005  
J.D.   Northwestern University   2005  
M.S.   Purdue University   1999  
B.A.   Colgate University   1991  
Alexia Brunet Marks joined the Colorado Law faculty in fall 2009 from Northwestern University School of Law, where she had been a visiting assistant professor since 2005. Her research and scholarship focus on international economic law, food law, and civil litigation and her approach is often empirical. Professor Marks teaches torts, food law, international business transactions, and international trade law. Professor Marks holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University, where she wrote her dissertation on funding allocations for domestic counter-terrorism efforts. She received her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law (cum laude) with honors for her senior research on compensatory damages. She earned her B.A. at Colgate University in international relations. Before entering academia, Professor Marks worked at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C. and as a general partner in an international trade venture. She is a member of American Agricultural Economics Association, the Society for Empirical Legal Studies, and the American Society of International Law.

Works In Progress

Food Safety and the WTO SPS Agreement.
Food Safety and Development.


The Risks We Are Willing To Eat: Food Imports and Safety, Harvard Journal on Legislation (forthcoming, Winter, 2014).
Check Please: How Legal Liability Informs Food Safety Regulation, 50 Houston Law Review 3 (2013).
Brunet Marks (with R.J.Allen), To Tow or Not to Tow: The Deterrence Effect of a Municipal Ordinance, 47 Criminal Law Bulletin 410 (2011).
Under Attack: Terrorism Risk Insurance Regulation, 89 North Carolina Law Review 387 (2011).
Brunet Marks (with R.J. Allen), The Judicial Treatment of Non-Economic Compensatory Damages in the Nineteenth Century, 4 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 365 (2007).
Brunet Marks (with J.A. Lentini), Arbitration of International Oil, Gas, and Energy Disputes in Latin America, 27 Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business 591 (2007).
Brunet Marks (with M.Shafe), Beyond Enron: Regulation in Energy Derivatives Trading, 27 Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business 665 (2007).
Brunet Marks (with R.J.Allen & S.S.Roth), An External Perspective on the Nature of Noneconomic Compensatory Damages and Their Regulation, 56 DePaul Law Review 1249 (2007).
Brunet Marks (with K.T. Mcnamara & L.Deboer), Community Choice Between Volunteer And Professional Fire Departments, 30 Nonprofit And Voluntary Sector Quarterly 1 (2001).

Other Publications

An End to Terrorism Risk Insurance Regulation?, George Mason Law School, Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security, Critical Infrastructure Report, November 2011.


Fall 2015 Torts I LAWS 5425-802
Spring 2015 International Trade Law LAWS 6410-001
Spring 2015 Food Law and Policy LAWS 8545-001
Fall 2014 Torts I LAWS 5425-802
Spring 2014 International Business Transactions LAWS 7611-001
Spring 2014 Business Law Colloquium LAWS 8101-001
Spring 2014 Food Law and Policy LAWS 8545-001
Spring 2013 International Business Transactions LAWS 7611-001
Spring 2013 Business Law Colloquium LAWS 8101-001