Friday, November 17, 2006

Alexia Brunet, Jurisdynamic Idol

After a hiatus of nearly three months, a feature that had been intended to run every other week or so returns to Jurisdynamics. It's the return of the Jurisdynamic Idol competition.

Alexia BrunetThe newest idol is Alexia Brunet. Alexia is a visiting assistant professor of law at the Northwestern University School of Law. Her versatile research and teaching interests -- which include civil litigation, law and economics, state and local government, international trade, and terrorism and the law -- span a wide range of issues of interest to the law. What ties it together is Alexia's mastery of empirical analysis and commitment to a brand of economically informed scholarship that treats law and social science as if they mattered. Representative publications of hers include The Judicial Treatment of Non-Economic Compensatory Damages in the Nineteenth Century, Journal of Empirical Legal Studes (forthcoming 2007) and Community Choice Between Volunteer and Professional Fire Departments, 10 Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 26 (2001). She is currently teaching courses in international trade law and energy law.

Jurisdynamic IdolAlexia holds advanced degrees in agricultural economics from Purdue University. Her dissertation addressed funding allocations for domestic counter-terrorism efforts. She received her J.D., cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law, where she focused her senior research on compensatory damages. Before becoming a VAP at Northwestern, Alexia was a postdoctoral researcher for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Center for Risk and Economic Modeling of Terrorism Events at the University of Southern California. She has also served as a consultant in antitrust cases and a general partner in an international trade venture.

Alexia's curriculum vitae provides more complete details.

Please join Jurisdynamics in congratulating Alexia Brunet, the newest Jurisdynamic Idol.

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