Andrew Schwartz

Professor of Law

401 UCB

Office: 470B
Phone: (303) 492-8724

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 and was promoted to full professor in 2017. He teaches and publishes on corporate, securities and contract law, and has become an internationally recognized expert on securities crowdfunding. In 2017, Professor Schwartz served as a Fulbright Research Scholar and visiting professor at the University of Auckland Law School in New Zealand.

Professor Schwartz's articles have been published in the UCLA Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review and other leading journals. He has won numerous national awards for his scholarship, including the AALS Scholarly Paper Competition and the Federalist Society Young Legal Scholars Paper Competition. At Colorado Law, Professor Schwartz has received the Provost's Award for Faculty Achievement (for research) and the Outstanding New Faculty Award (for teaching).

Professor Schwartz holds an Sc.B. from Brown University and a J.D. from Columbia University, where he served on the Columbia Law Review and was a three-time Kent Scholar. Before entering academia, he clerked on both the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and also practiced corporate law with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.


Mandatory Disclosure in Primary Markets, 2019 Utah Law Review 1069 (2019).
The Gatekeepers of Crowdfunding, 75 Washington and Lee Law Review 885 (2018).
Equity Crowdfunding in New Zealand, 2018 New Zealand Law Review 243.
Financing Corporate Elections, 41 Journal of Corporation Law 863 (2016).
The Digital Shareholder, 100 Minnesota Law Review 609 (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 661.
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

Voluntary Disclosure for Primary Securities Offerings | The CLS Blue Sky Blog | Tuesday, March 3, 2020
How did God make it into millions of consumer contracts? | Los Angeles Times | Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Crowdfunding for Companies | Law Week Colorado | Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Fulbright Scholar Coming to Auckland Law School | University of Auckland Law School | Monday, August 29, 2016
CU Boulder Law Professor Andrew Schwartz Awarded Fulbright Grant to Study Securities Crowdfunding | Boulder Daily Camera | Monday, August 22, 2016
CU Law Professor Named Fulbright Scholar | Law Week Colorado | Friday, August 19, 2016
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (Release No. 34-77879) | Securities and Exchange Commission | Friday, May 20, 2016
Crowdfunding and the Digital Shareholder | Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation | Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Schwartz on Crowdfunding | Legal Theory Blog | Tuesday, December 29, 2015
SEC OKs crowdfunding rules, even as Colorado's law has few takers | The Denver Post | Friday, October 30, 2015
Homer in the Boardroom | | Friday, August 14, 2015
The Iliad and the IPO | Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation | Wednesday, August 12, 2015
The Iliad And The IPO: Corporate Legacy | | 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 | | 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 2019 Contracts LAWS 5121-802
Fall 2019 Corporations LAWS 6211-801
Spring 2019 Corporations LAWS 6211-801
Spring 2019 Corporations LAWS 6211-902
Spring 2019 Seminar: Advanced Corporate Law LAWS 8251-801
Spring 2019 Seminar: Advanced Corporate Law LAWS 8251-902
Fall 2018 Contracts LAWS 5121-802
Spring 2018 Corporations LAWS 6211-001
Spring 2018 Seminar: Advanced Corporate Law LAWS 8251-801
Fall 2017 Contracts LAWS 5121-802
Fall 2016 Contracts LAWS 5121-802
Fall 2016 Corporations LAWS 6211-001
Spring 2016 Seminar: Advanced Corporate Law LAWS 8251-001
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