Honors & Accolades
In 2014, the Harvard Law Bulletin won the CASE Circle of Excellence Gold Award for special constituency magazines based on two issues for which I wrote the cover stories, "Thought for Food: Contemplating new regulations in a global economy," about the emergence of food law, and "Patients Without Borders," on the legal implications of medical tourism.
"Not in My Backyard," a cover story for Northeastern Law Magazine about the growing epidemic of elder abuse in the U.S., received two international journalism awards: the APEX 2012 Grand Award for Writing, and the Bronze Award for Feature Article Writing in the 2013 Mercury Excellence Awards.
"Resurrection," a feature story for Northeastern Law Magazine about a law professor's quest for justice for two young men murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in 1964, received the Silver Award in the 2011 Mercury Excellence Awards; "Resurrection" was selected from among more than 760 entries from 21 countries.
In 1992, I received the Massachusetts Bar Association's first-ever "Excellence in Law-Related Journalism Award" for "Disorder in the Courts," a three-part investigative series on serious dysfunction in the Massachusetts court system.
For this series, I also received, from the American Bar Association, a Certificate of Merit for national media "in recognition of a noteworthy contribution to public understanding of the American system of law and justice," and the "Publick Occurrences Award" from the New England Newspaper & Press Association for outstanding reporting done in the spirit of courage and independence of Publick Occurrences, the nation's first newspaper.
The Migraine Brain was a finalist for the 2008 Books for a Better Life Award, sponsored by the National MS Society. The Migraine Brain was named by US News & World Report as one of 2008's "9 Books to Inspire a Healthy New Year."