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Bruce M. Price

Professor

Professor Bruce M. Price primarily focuses his research on empirical studies involving consumer bankruptcy issues. During his years of practice, Professor Price concentrated on bankruptcy, contracts, and corporate law. He joined the faculty at Denver University in 2004, where he received the Mentorship Award and was nominated for Most Outstanding Faculty Member and Most Engaging Professor in 2006. A graduate of Haverford College, Price earned his juris doctor with honors from George Washington University National Law Center in 1993. He holds a doctorate from New York University, Institute for Law and Society. His publications include "'No Look' Attorneys Fees and the Attorneys Who Are Looking: An Empirical Analysis of Presumptively Approved Attorneys' Fees in Ch. 13 Bankruptcies and a Modest Proposal for Reform" (American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, 2012) and "How Green was My Valley: an Examination of Tournament Theory as a Governance Mechanism in Silicon Valley Law Firms" (Law and Society Review, 2003).

Education
  • BA, Haverford College
  • PhD, New York University
  • JD, George Washington University
Prior Experience
  • Assistant Professor, University of Denver Strum College of Law
  • Of Counsel, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro
  • Sr. Associate, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro
  • Associate, Severson & Werson
Awards
  • Center for Instruction and Technology Award, University of San Francisco (2011)
Books
  • Siegel's Contracts: Essay Multiple-Choice Questions and Answers (Aspen Publishers, 5 Edition 2012).
  • Contracts: Essay and Multiple Choice Questions and Answers (Aspen Publishers, 2009). (Editor)
Law Review and Journal Articles
  • "The Elephant in the Admissions Office: The Influence of the U.S. News & World Report on the Rise of Transfer Students in Law Schools and a Modest Proposal for Reform," University of San Francisco Law Review (forthcoming).
  • "'No Look' Attorneys’ Fees and the Attorneys Who are Looking: An Empirical Analysis of Presumptively Approved Attorneys’ Fees in Chap. 13 Bankruptcies and a Proposal for Reform," 20 American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review 291 (2012). SSRN
  • "Halting, Altering, and Agreeing," 38 Southern University Law Review 233 (2011). SSRN
  • "From Downhill to Slalom: An Empirical Analysis of the Effectiveness of BAPCPA (And Some Unintended Consequences)," 26 Yale Law and Policy Review 135 (2007). SSRN
  • "A Butterfly Flaps Its Wings in Menlo Park: An Organizational Analysis of Increases in Associate Salaries," Wisconsin Law Review 713 (2005). SSRN
  • "How Green Was My Valley: An Examination of Tournament Theory as a Governance Mechanism in Silicon Valley Law Firms," 37 Law and Society Review 371 (2003). SSRN
Book Contributions
    Opinion Pieces and Blog Posts
      Other Publications
        Briefs
          Court Citation of Research
            Presentations
            • Moderator, "Crunching the Numbers," University of San Francisco Law Review Symposium "The Future of Same-Sex Marriage," (February 2010).
            • Presenter, Tenth Circuit Judicial Conference, (September 2006).
            • Panelist, Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nev. (June 2005).
            • Panelist, Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Ill. (June 2004).
            • Presenter, "How Green Was My Valley: An Examination of Tournament Theory as a Governance Mechanism in Silicon Valley Law Firms," New York University Tenth Anniversary Celebration of Institute for Law and Society, (March 2004).
            • Presenter, "An Examination of Changing Roles and Relationships of Lawyers in Silicon Valley," University of Southern California and Georgetown Interdisciplinary Law and Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop , Los Angeles (June 2003).
            • Presenter, "New Institutions of the Knowledge Economy: The Silicon Valley Case," Social Science Research Council Program on Corporation as a Social Institution, Berkeley (June 2003).
            • Presenter, "How Green Was My Valley: Changing roles and Relationships of Lawyers in Silicon Valley and the Breakdown of the Cravath System and the Tournament of Lawyers," Joint Law and Society and Canadian Law and Society Conference, Vancouver, Canada (2002).
            • Presenter, "Changing Roles and Relationships of Law Firms in Silicon Valley," Emory University New Myths, New Rituals, and New Organizational Forms: A Workshop on the New Economy, Atlanta, Ga. (2001).
            • Presenter, "Invested: An Examination of Ethics, Conflicts, and Cultural Risks in Law Firm Equity Investment Opportunities," Social Science Research Council Program on Corporation as a Social Institution, Berkeley (2001).
            • Presenter, "The Six-Minute Man: A Sociolegal Examination of the Institution of Billable Hours in New York City Law Firms," Social Science Research Council Program on Corporation as a Social Institution, Berkeley (1999).
            • Panelist, "Cultural Violence," The George Washington University Human Sciences Department, Washington, D.C. (1997).
            Testimony and Hearings
              Written Testimony and Commentary
                Advisor or Consultant
                  Counsel
                    Symposia Organization
                      Professional Membership
                        Fellowships
                          Other Service