Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty
Andrew Schwartz

Associate Professor of Law

401 UCB

Office: 408
Phone: (303) 492-8724
E-mail: andrew.schwartz@colorado.edu

Curriculum Vitae:  View (PDF format)

Educational Background:
J.D.   Columbia University   2001  
Sc.B.   Brown University   1998  

Andrew Schwartz joined the Colorado Law faculty in 2008. He won the Outstanding New Faculty Award in 2009 and was awarded tenure in 2014. He teaches and publishes on corporate, securities and contract law, and has become a nationally recognized expert on investment crowdfunding.

Professor Schwartz studied civil engineering at Brown University and then attended law school at Columbia University, where he served on the Columbia Law Review and assisted the late Professor E. Allan Farnsworth on his leading Contracts treatise. After law school, he clerked for two federal judges, the Honorable William A. Fletcher of the Ninth Circuit and the Honorable Naomi Reice Buchwald of the Southern District of New York, and practiced for several years in New York with the leading corporate law firm, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

Since entering academia, Professor Schwartz has published a number of articles in leading venues, including the UCLA and Minnesota law reviews, several of which have been cited in important judicial opinions. His scholarship has been selected for national awards, such as the Association of American Law Schools Scholarly Paper Competition and the Federalist Society Young Legal Scholars Paper Competition (twice), as well as a campus-wide award from the Provost. In addition, his scholarship has generated honoraria from Northwestern University and George Mason University.

Professor Schwartz is also the founder and organizer of the Junior Business Law Conference, an intimate scholarly workshop for some of the most promising early-career business law scholars in the country, including junior faculty from Harvard, Yale and Columbia.


The Digital Shareholder, 100 Minnesota Law Review __ (forthcoming 2015).
Corporate Legacy, 5 Harvard Business Law Review 237 (2015).
Crowdfunding Securities, 88 Notre Dame Law Review 1457 (2013).
The Corporate Preference for Trade Secret, 74 Ohio State Law Journal 623 (2013).
The Perpetual Corporation, 80 George Washington Law Review 764 (2012).
Consumer Contract Exchanges and the Problem of Adhesion, 28 Yale Journal on Regulation 313 (2011).
A 'Standard Clause Analysis' of the Frustration Doctrine and the Material Adverse Change Clause, 57 UCLA Law Review 789 (2010).
The Patent Office Meets the Poison Pill: Why Legal Methods Cannot Be Patented, 20 Harvard Journal of Law & Technology 333 (2007).

Other Publications

Inclusive Crowdfunding, 2016 Utah Law Review (forthcoming).
The Nonfinancial Returns of Crowdfunding, 34 Review of Banking & Financial Law 565 (2015).
Quarterback by Committee: A Response in Memory of Dan Markel, 6 Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law 159 (2015).
Teenage Crowdfunding, 83 University of Cincinnati Law Review 515 (2014).
Arbitration and the Contract Exchange, 29 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution 299 (2014).
Rural Crowdfunding, 13 U.C. Davis Business Law Journal 283 (2013).
Keep it Light, Chairman White: SEC Rulemaking Under the CROWDFUND Act, 66 Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc 43 (2013).
Old Enough to Fight, Old Enough to Swipe: A Critique of the Infancy Rule in the Federal Credit CARD Act, 2011 Utah Law Review 407.
Patents on Legal Methods? No Way!, 107 Columbia Law Review Sidebar 1 (2007).

Selected Press, Media & Publicity

Homer in the Boardroom | BlogSpot.com | Friday, August 14, 2015
The Iliad And The IPO: Corporate Legacy | ValueWalk.com | Monday, July 20, 2015
Young Hearts Be Free Tonight: The Promise of Teenage Crowdfunding | Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog | Friday, June 12, 2015
The CARD Act: What It Is, New Rules & More | CardHub.com | Friday, February 14, 2014
Expert FAQ: What Should Investors Know about Equity Crowdfunding? | nerdwallet | Monday, September 23, 2013
Crowdfunding: Income or Gift? IRS Taxes and SEC Regulations Could Hurt Startups And Innovation On Kickstarter And Indiegogo | International Business Times | Friday, July 19, 2013


Fall 2015 Contracts LAWS 5121-801
Fall 2015 Corporations LAWS 6211-001
Spring 2014 Mergers, Acquisitions and Reorganizations LAWS 7411-001
Fall 2013 Contracts LAWS 5121-802
Fall 2013 Corporations LAWS 6211-001
Spring 2013 Corporations LAWS 6211-002
Spring 2013 Mergers, Acquisitions and Reorganizations LAWS 7411-001