Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty
J. Brad Bernthal

Associate Professor of Law
Technology Policy, Entrepreneurial Law

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)

Brad leads the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic (LAWS 7619) and the Samuelson-Glushko Technology Law & Policy Clinic (LAWS 7809). In addition to his clinical instruction, Brad teaches doctrinal courses in the areas of telecom policy, spectrum management, and entrepreneurial finance. Prior to joining Colorado Law as an Associate Clinical Professor, Brad served as the Silicon Flatirons Fellow for 2005-2007, a research associate appointment associated with the Silicon Flatirons Center. His current research involves telecommunications policy issues with a focus on spectrum management, public safety, and so-called 'smart' radios (i.e., cognitive and software defined radios). Brad also teaches in the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program ("ITP").

Prior to law school, Brad conducted legislative research as a staff assistant to United States Senator Robert Kerrey. Brad started his legal career in San Francisco with Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP. He then returned to Denver where he practiced at Hogan & Hartson, LLP before most recently working for the Boulder law firm of Berg, Hill, Greenleaf and Ruscitti LLP.

Professor Bernthal discusses with Fox Business why entrepreneurs are flocking to Boulder and how it is benefiting the state and school.


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


Bernthal (with Dale Hatfield and Phil Weiser), Study on the Health of the United States 9-1-1 Emergency Network: A Call to Action on 9-1-1, 6 J. on Telecomm. & High Tech. L. 213-292 (2008).

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


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