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Marks, Alexia Brunet



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  • Alexia Brunet Marks is Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Colorado Law School. Professor Brunet Marks' received her Ph.D. from Purdue University (Applied Economics), and J.D. from Northwestern University Law School. Her research interests include food systems law and international economic law with an approach that is both transnational and multidisciplinary. Professor Brunet Marks' current research explores Food System Resiliency in an era of COVID and beyond. Professor Brunet Marks' articles have been published in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, the North Carolina Law Review, the Arizona Law Review, the Harvard Journal on Regulation, and other leading journals. She has received several research awards for her work. She was a Visiting Professor at the University of Copenhagen (2018) and is active in both the European and American Societies of International Law.


  • international economic law, food law, civil litigation, empirical analysis as a methodology


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courses taught

  • ENVS 5100 - Special Topics in Environmental Studies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    A variety of topics not currently offered in curriculum; offered depending on instructor availability and student demand. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours, provided the topics vary.
  • LAWS 5425 - Torts
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    Studies nonconsensual allocation of losses for civil wrongs, focusing primarily on concepts of negligence and strict liability.
  • LAWS 6410 - International Trade Law
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2021
    Examines the law of the World Trade Organization and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. Examines rules restraining national restrictions on trade that addresses tariff and non-tariff barriers, discrimination, regionalism, anti-dumping, countervailing duties and safeguards. Considers the relationship between trade and other regulatory areas or social values, such as environmental protection, health and safety standards, human rights, intellectual property protection.
  • LAWS 7520 - Food Law and Practice
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Surveys the basic regulatory landscape of food law with insight into critical legal issues facing industry and consumers. Covers federal, state and municipal regulation, litigation, government incentives, international standards and soft-law. Combines doctrinal approaches with simulation and problem solving to introduce systems-level thinking. No prerequisites or prior knowledge if required, though interest in food law and corporate law are helpful.
  • LAWS 7611 - International Business Transactions
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2020
    Examines the sources of international business law, the relationship between such law and the U.S. legal system, the choice of law in international business disputes, the special issues that arise when doing business with foreign governments, the law governing international sales and the shipment of goods and international intellectual property protection. Offered in alternate years.
  • LAWS 8545 - Seminar: Food Law and Policy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Introduces students to the laws and regulations that govern our food supply. The focus is federal law provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, with additional readings, videos and speakers. Topics to be covered include legal definitions for food, rules on food labeling, standards for food safety, biotechnology, international trade, organic and environmental regulation, hunger, farmer's markets and obesity.


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