Brian Jeffrey Broughman

Brian Jeffrey Broughman

Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Law; Director, Center for Law, Society and Culture

  • B.A., University of Chicago 1998
  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School 2001
  • Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley 2008

Professor Broughman joined the law faculty in 2009. Prior to coming to Indiana he was a visiting assistant professor at the University of California at Berkeley, where he also completed his PhD in jurisprudence and social policy. He was appointed associate dean for research in 2015.

Professor Broughman's research interests include corporate governance, financial contracting (particularly venture capital finance), and law and social norms. His dissertation project examined the role of independent directors and the risk of opportunistic conduct in firms financed by venture capital. In 2008, he was awarded a Kauffman Fellowship for his dissertation project.

Broughman has presented his research at several academic conferences, including the conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) and the American Law and Economics Association (ALEA) annual conference, and he has published in both peer-reviewed and student-edited journals. At Indiana Law he teaches corporate law and corporate finance and is director of the school's Center for Law, Society, and Culture.

Selected Works
  • Delaware Law as Lingua Franca: Theory and Evidence (with Jesse Fried and Darian Ibrahim), 57 Journal of Law and Economics 865-895 (2014)
  • Do VCs Use Inside Rounds to Dilute Founders? Some Evidence from Silicon Valley (with Jesse Fried), 18 JOURNAL OF CORPORATE FINANCE 1104-1120 (2012).
  • Renegotiation of Cash Flow Rights in the Sale of VC-Backed Firms (with Jesse Fried), 95 JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL ECONOMICS 384-399 (2010).