Elodie Currier ’23 Takes First Place in 2023 Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing

Elodie Currier ’23 won first place in The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation 30th Annual Brown Award for her article The Myth of Anonymity: De-Identified Data as Legal Fiction. Currier was recommended by Lisa Schultz Bressman, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair in Law.

The prize comes with a $15,000 award and donation of $5,000 to a Vanderbilt Law scholarship of the Dean’s choosing.

The Myth of Anonymity addresses the challenge of regulating the collection, processing, and sale of vast troves of electronic data Americans generate through their interactions with web browsers and sites, smart devices, and retail outlets. The article won the American Bar Association’s Harvey Saferstein Consumer Protection Prize last year and is forthcoming in the New Mexico Law Review.

The Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing honors excellence in legal writing in American law schools.