Kristelia A. García

Associate Professor of Law

401 UCB
2450 Kittredge Loop Road
Wolf Law Building Room 425
Boulder, CO  80309
Office: 425
Phone: (303) 735-6618

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In addition to teaching copyright, trademark, and property, Professor García serves as Director of the Content Initiative at the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship, where she hosts an annual content conference. Her research is focused on the intersection of law, technology, and economics, with a particular focus on efficiency, competition, private ordering, and distributive justice. Her work has been published in the California Law Review and the New York University Law Review, among others.

Prior to joining Colorado Law, Professor García was a visiting associate professor and the Frank H. Marks Fellow in Intellectual Property at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC. She is also an affiliated fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. As a practicing lawyer, Professor García worked in the music industry in Los Angeles; first at Quinn Emanuel as outside counsel to Napster, then as Director of Business Development in charge of content licensing at MySpace Music, and most recently in digital strategy as Director at Universal Music Group. Prior to her work in music, she was an associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York.

Professor García graduated cum laude from Columbia University with a BA in Economics and was the recipient of both a Kluge Scholarship for academic achievement and the King's Crown Award for leadership in public service. At Yale Law School, she served as editor-in-chief of the Yale Journal of Law & Technology, and was a co-founder of the school's Student Animal Legal Defense Fund.


Copyright Arbitrage, 107 Calif. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2019).
Reconceptualizing Copyright's Term, (work-in-progress).
Improving the Quality & Consistency of Copyright Infringement Analysis in Music, Berkeley Tech Law Journal Commentaries (Jan. 23, 2018).
Technological Rights Accretion, 36 YALE J. ON REG.: NOTICE & COMMENT (Sept. 19, 2018).
Royalty Securitization, Harvard J. Law & Tech Digest (Oct. 23, 2017).
Facilitating Competition by Remedial Regulation, 31 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 183 (2016).
Penalty Default Licenses: A Case for Uncertainty, 89 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1117 (2014).
Private Copyright Reform, 20 Mich. Telecom. & Tech. L. Rev. 1 (2013).


Fall 2018 Copyright LAWS 7301-802
Fall 2018 Copyright LAWS 7301-901
Spring 2018 Property LAWS 5624-803
Spring 2018 Special Topics in Intellectual Property LAWS 8036-801
Fall 2017 Copyright LAWS 7301-801
Spring 2017 Property LAWS 5624-803
Spring 2017 Copyright LAWS 7301-001
Spring 2016 Property LAWS 5624-801
Spring 2016 Copyright LAWS 7301-001
Fall 2015 Trademark and Unfair Competition Law LAWS 7341-001
Spring 2015 Property LAWS 5624-801
Fall 2014 Trademark and Unfair Competition Law LAWS 7341-001