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Marks '14 Wins First Place in ABA TIPS Law Student Writing Competition

2014 news archive


Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that class of 2014 graduate Ethan Marks has been awarded first place in the 2013-2014 ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s (TIPS) Law Student Writing Competition for his paper Federalism in an Era of International Free Trade: The General Agreement on Trade in Services And the Regulation of Insurance in the United States. Marks will receive a cash prize in the amount of $1500 and an all-expenses paid trip to the ABA Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, August 7-10.

Marks originally wrote the paper for the BC Law class International Organizations, taught by professor David Wirth. “Ethan’s paper really does break new ground,” said Wirth. “I can see why they chose it. I’m very proud of him.”

The paper will be publicized in the ABA Section magazine, The Brief, and may be accepted for publication in the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal. It will also be available on the TIPS Law Student webpage for one year.

"Ethan kindly shared his excellent paper with me," Professor Thomas Barnico '80 said. "It has a very interesting treatment of the impact of Dodd-Frank and international trade agreements on the business of insurance in the United States. I was pleased to arrange his presentation of the paper to the insurance department at Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster in Boston, which includes BC Law alums David and Stuart Leslie. Ethan's paper and his presentation were credits to his own efforts and to BC Law."