Bruce M. Price



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).


  • Contracts
  • Bankruptcy
  • Jurisprudence
  • Law and Society
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Secured Transactions


  • JD, George Washington University
  • PhD, New York University
  • BA, Haverford College

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 & Distinctions

  • Center for Instruction and Technology Award, University of San Francisco (2011)


  • 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,” 48 University of San Francisco Law Review 621 (2015). SSRN
  • “'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