Karen Bradshaw

Associate Professor of Law
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability
Faculty Fellow, Center for Law, Science, and Innovation
Program Affiliate Scholar, Classical Liberal Institute,
New York University School of Law

Professor Bradshaw researches environmental and natural resources issues, with an emphasis on empirical exploration.  Substantive areas of expertise include natural resource damages, wildfire, forestry certification regimes, and species translocation.

Concurrent with her appointment at the College of Law, Professor Bradshaw is a Senior Sustainability Scientist at the Global Institute of Sustainability and Program Affiliate Scholar at the Classical Liberal Institute at the New York University School of Law. Professor Bradshaw is one of four faculty judges for the Morrison Prize, an annual, national award for the best paper on a sustainability-related topic. She has peer reviewed articles for Science, Environmental Practice, and the Journal of Legal Studies. Professor Bradshaw teaches contracts, land use, environmental law, and natural resources.

Before joining the College of Law faculty, Professor Bradshaw was the inaugural Koch-Searle Fellow in Legal Studies at New York University School of Law. After graduating with honors from The University of Chicago Law School, she clerked for Judge E. Grady Jolly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. In law school, she was a Tony Patino Fellow, John Olin Fellow in Law and Economics, and comment editor for The University of Chicago Law Review.

Prior to attending law school, Professor Bradshaw founded and operated a real estate brokerage, which integrated principles of corporate social responsibility. She obtained a M.B.A. at the age of 21, and has a B.S. in business administration from University of California, Berkeley.

Selected Works

Natural Resource Damages, 40 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. 211 (2016).

Information Flooding, 48 Indiana L. Rev 755 (2015).

New Governance and Industry Culture, 88 Notre Dame L. Rev. 2515 (2013).

Karen Bradshaw Schulz & Dean Lueck, Contracting for Control of Landscapes, 100 Iowa L. Rev. 2507 (2015).

Wildfire Policy: Law and Economics Perspectives (Karen Schulz & Dean Lueck, eds., Routledge 2012).



Assistant: Karen Furgeson

Curriculum Vitae

B.S., University of California, Berkeley

M.B.A., California State University, Chico

J.D., The University of Chicago Law School