Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty
J. Brad Bernthal

Associate Professor of Law
Entrepreneurial Law, Early Stage Finance, Innovation Policy

University of Colorado Law School
105R Wolf Law Building
401 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309-0401
Office: 105R
Phone: (303) 492-0610
E-mail: brad.bernthal@colorado.edu

Curriculum Vitae:  View (PDF format)

Bio:
Brad specializes in startups, entrepreneurial law, and early stage finance such as angel investment and venture capital. His current research studies investment accelerators. More broadly, he examines the relationship between organizational forms and participant behaviors in innovation environments. In the classroom, Brad teaches and supervises students in the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic (LAWS 7619). He also teaches Venture Capital with co-professor Jason Mendelson (LAWS 7271, TLEN 5835). Brad is the Founder and Director of the Silicon Flatirons Center's Entrepreneurship Initiative. The Entrepreneurship Initiative, launched in 2008, creates a high velocity of interaction between the CU campus and the Front Range's high tech entrepreneurial community. The Entrepreneurship Initiative is closely involved with the CU New Venture Challege, Startup Colorado, and the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network.

Articles

For-Profit Peer Production Governance Structure And The Accelerator, (forthcoming 2016).
Investment Accelerators, (submitted for publication in Fall 2015).
Procedural Architecture Matters: Innovation Policy At The Federal Communications Commission, 1 Texas A&M Law Review 615, (2014).
Bernthal (with Phil Weiser and Dale Hatfield), Study on the Health of the United States 9 1 1 Emergency Network: A Call to Action on 9-1-1, Colorado Law Journal on Telecommunications & High Technology Law, (2008).
Bernthal (with Nancy Jesuale), Smart Radios and Collaborative Public Safety Communications. Accepted, presented and published in IEEE Proceedings of the Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN 2008) Conference, Chicago, IL, October 14-17, (2008).
Bernthal (with Tim Brown, Dale Hatfield, Doug Sicker, Peter Tenhula, and Phil Weiser), Trends and Precedents Favoring a Regulatory Embrace of Smart Radio Technologies. Accepted, presented and published in Proc. of the IEEE Symposium on New Frontiers in Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks, Paper selected for Plenary session of Conference, Dublin, Ireland, April (2007).
Bernthal (with Timothy X. Brown, Dale N. Hatfield, Douglas C. Sicker, Peter A. Tenhula & Philip J. Weiser), Trends and Precedents Favoring a Regulatory Embrace of Smart Radio Technologies, in Proc. of the IEEE Symposium on New Frontiers in Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks, April 2007 (2007).
Bernthal (with Philip J. Weiser and Dale Hatfield), Toward A Next Generation Architecture for Public Safety Communications, (2006). abstract

Popular Press

Professor Bernthal discusses with Fox Business why entrepreneurs are flocking to Boulder and how it is benefiting the state and school.
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Selected Press, Media & Publicity

New venue will give startup crowd a place to socialize, share ideas | Indianapolis Business Journal | Saturday, December 31, 2011
Is Boulder the Next Silicon Valley? | MSNBC News | Friday, February 4, 2011
Title I Litigation Risks Abound | Communications Daily | Monday, December 6, 2010
CU Clinic Aids Start-Ups | Colorado Law Week | Monday, October 18, 2010
Boulder: Where innovation is hip | The Denver Post | Sunday, July 25, 2010
Boulder, Colo., a magnet for high-tech start-ups | The New York Times | Thursday, May 13, 2010
Should Your Lawyer Specialize in Entrepreneurship? | Inc.com | Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Want to Become an Entrepreneur? Get a Degree in it, at Law School! | The Wall Street Journal Law Blog | Friday, January 22, 2010
LLMs in entrepreneurial law reflect shifting view of profession's role | The National Law Journal | Thursday, January 21, 2010
Speaking at CU-Boulder, Ted Turner doesn't mince words: Media mogul a guest at "Entrepreneurs Unplugged" | Daily Camera | Friday, November 13, 2009
Jerusalem Mayor Brings Entrepreneurship to Municipal Government | Boulder Jewish News Website | Wednesday, November 4, 2009
CU law clinic connects students with entrepreneurs: Entrepreneurial Law Clinic 'like a lab for the sciences' | Daily Camera | Monday, March 2, 2009

Courses:

Fall 2015 Venture Capital and Private Equity LAWS 7271-001
Fall 2015 Entrepreneurial Law Clinic LAWS 7619-801
Fall 2014 Venture Capital and Private Equity LAWS 7271-001
Fall 2014 Entrepreneurial Law Clinic LAWS 7619-801
Spring 2014 Entrep Innovation and Public Policy LAWS 5201-801
Spring 2014 Entrepreneurial Law Clinic LAWS 7619-801
Spring 2014 LLM Seminar LAWS 9846-901
Fall 2013 Venture Capital and Private Equity LAWS 7271-001
Fall 2013 Venture Capital and Private Equity LAWS 7271-801
Fall 2013 Entrepreneurial Law Clinic LAWS 7619-001
Spring 2013 Entrepreneurial Law Clinic LAWS 7619-801
Fall 2012 Venture Capital and Private Equity LAWS 7271-002
Fall 2012 Entrepreneurial Law Clinic LAWS 7619-001