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Matthew Brody
  Matthew Brody

Student, Professor Win Academic Honors for Research

9/18/2003 --

A Michigan Business School student and faculty member took top honors at the 2003 National Conference of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB), the most prestigious academic business law organization in the country.

Matthew Brody, BBA '03 and a student in the Master of Accounting program, won the Best Student Paper Award for "Ending Brownfields Paralysis: Community-based Decisions and Government Cooperation to Achieve Full Stakeholder Involvement." Brody researched and wrote the paper as part of the BBA Senior Seminar taught by George J. Siedel, the Williamson Family Professor of Business Administration.

In the two-semester BBA 380, a student develops a thesis that builds on previous liberal arts and BBA coursework. Senior Seminar students hone their analytical and communication skills by sharing ideas and contributing to and critiquing each other¿s drafts and presentations.

Lynda J. Oswald, professor of business law, also was recognized at the ALSB conference in Nashville. She received the Distinguished Proceedings Paper Award for "Challenging the Registration of Scandalous and Disparaging Marks under the Lanham Act: Who Has Standing to Sue?" and the Holmes-Cardozo Award, presented annually by the American Business Law Journal for excellence in legal research. Oswald was elected secretary/treasurer of the ALSB.

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