Alexia Brunet Marks

Associate Professor of Law

401 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309
Office: 433
Phone: (303) 492-6065

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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 faculty as an Associate Professor in fall 2009. She teaches courses in Torts, Food Law & Policy, International Business Transactions, and International Trade Law.

Professor Brunet Marks' research focuses on international economic law, food law, and civil litigation and her approach is often empirical. Professor Brunet Marks' articles have been published in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, the North Carolina Law Review, the Harvard Journal on Regulation and other leading journals. Her latest publication, "What Predicts Law Student Success", featured in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies (here), was highlighted in the Wall Street Journal (here). She has received research awards from the Colorado European Union Center for Excellence, the Federalist Society Faculty Business Section, and has been Searle-Kauffman Research Fellow on Law, Innovation and Growth.

Before joining Colorado Law, Professor Brunet Marks was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Northwestern University School of Law. Prior to that, she worked at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Argonne National Laboratory. Professor Brunet Marks began her career as a founding partner in an international trade venture and has experience working in Japan, Guinea and Poland.

Professor Brunet Marks is a graduate of Northwestern Law School (cum laude), where she received the Ralph Berger award for her research on compensatory damages. She also holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University, and received competitive doctoral fellowships from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Science Foundation. Her doctoral dissertation, Protecting Only Part of Our Homeland: Vulnerability across States and the Allocation of Federal Terrorism Funds, develops an economic model to allocate funding for domestic counter-terrorism efforts. Her BA is from Colgate University in International Relations. Professor Brunet Marks is a member of the American Bar Association, the Society for Empirical Legal Studies, the American Society of International Law, and a 2016 founding member of the Academy of Food Law and Policy.


The Right To Regulate (Cooperatively), University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, Vol. 38, No. 1 (2016).
A New Governance Recipe for Food Safety Regulation, 47 LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO LAW JOURNAL 3 (2016). Reprinted in, Gostin, Lawrence O., ed. PUBLIC HEALTH LAW & ETHICS: A READER, 3d ed. Berkeley: University of California Press (2016).
Brunet Marks (with Scott Moss), What predicts Law Student Success? A Longitudinal Study Correlating Law Student Applicant Data and Law School Outcomes, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 2 (June 2016).
The Risks We Are Willing To Eat: Food Imports and Safety, 52 HARVARD JOURNAL ON LEGISLATION 1, 125-172 (2015).
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.


Spring 2017 International Trade Law LAWS 6410-001
Spring 2017 Food Law and Policy LAWS 8545-001
Fall 2016 Torts LAWS 5425-801
Spring 2016 International Business Transactions LAWS 7611-001
Spring 2016 Food Law and Policy LAWS 8545-001
Fall 2015 Torts LAWS 5425-802
Spring 2015 International Trade Law LAWS 6410-001
Spring 2015 Food Law and Policy LAWS 8545-001
Fall 2014 Torts LAWS 5425-802
Spring 2014 International Business Transactions LAWS 7611-001
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