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 securities crowdfunding.

Born in the Bronx and raised primarily in Westchester, New York, Professor Schwartz holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Brown University and a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School. At Columbia, he served on the Columbia Law Review, won the Class of 1912 Prize (for Contracts), worked as a research assistant for the late Professor E. Allan Farnsworth, and was a three-time James Kent Scholar. 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 corporate law for several years with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York.

Since entering academia, Professor Schwartz has produced important and impactful scholarship that has been published in leading law journals, including the UCLA Law Review, the Minnesota Law Review and the Yale Journal on Regulation, and cited by leading courts, including the Delaware Court of Chancery. He has won numerous national awards for his scholarship, such as the AALS Scholarly Paper Competition (Honorable Mention) in 2010, the Federalist Society Young Legal Scholars Paper Competition in 2011 and 2012, and the Federalist Society Junior Scholars Colloquium in 2015. Also in 2015, he received a Faculty Achievement Award from the Provost of the University of Colorado-Boulder for his work on securities crowdfunding. Finally, to advance business law scholarship at Colorado Law and nationwide, Professor Schwartz founded the "Junior Business Law Conference," an intimate scholarly workshop for early-career business law scholars. This event, which has been hosted at Colorado Law every summer since 2011, attracts some of the most promising young scholars from across 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

SEC OKs crowdfunding rules, even as Colorado's law has few takers | The Denver Post | Friday, October 30, 2015
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