Prof. Schwarcz Wins Liberty Mutual Prize for Insurance Article
FEBRUARY 21, 2011—Associate Professor Daniel Schwarcz is the winner of the 2010–11 Liberty Mutual Prize for his paper entitled “Reevaluating Standardized Insurance Policies.”
The award goes to the author of an exceptional article on the law of property and casualty insurance, its regulation, and corporate governance. It carries a monetary prize and an offer to publish the paper in the Boston College Law Review.
In his paper, Schwarcz examines differences in important coverage provisions among carriers of homeowners’ insurance, noting that many policies provide less coverage than is contained in the standard insurance policy. He offers regulatory and judicial options to help make these differences more transparent to consumers.
The competition is sponsored by Boston College Law School and was created by Liberty Mutual Insurance Group to encourage and recognize legal scholarship in property and casualty insurance law. Entries are judged on the quality of analysis and expression, depth of research, originality, and creativity by a panel of professors and attorneys with insurance law expertise.
Schwarcz will present his paper at a special program held at Boston College Law School.