Karen Bradshaw Schulz
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 law and natural resources issues. Her research focuses on the role of contract in governing resource conservation and use, with an emphasis on empirical exploration. Her research topics include natural resource damages, wildfire, forestry certification regimes, and species translocation. Professor Bradshaw teaches contracts, environmental law, land use, and natural resources.

Professor Bradshaw received her J.D. with honors from The University of Chicago Law School, where she was a Tony Patino Fellow, John Olin Fellow in Law and Economics, and comment editor for The University of Chicago Law Review. She clerked for Judge E. Grady Jolly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. 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.

Professor Bradshaw founded and operated a real estate brokerage firm prior to attending law school.

Selected Works

Information Flooding, 48 Indiana L. Rev 755 (2015).
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New Governance and Industry Culture, 88 Notre Dame L. Rev. 2515 (2012-2013).
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Karen Bradshaw Schulz & Dean Lueck, Contracting for Control of Landscapes, 100 Iowa L. Rev. 2507 (2015).
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Wildfire Policy: Law and Economics Perspectives (Karen Schulz & Dean Lueck, eds., Routledge 2012).
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Karen Schulz & Souvik Saha, Academic Administrators and the Challenge of Social-Networking Websites, in The Offensive Internet: Speech, Privacy, and Reputation (Saul Levmore & Martha Naussbaum, eds., Harvard University Press 2011).
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Assistant: Lindsay Stephens

Curriculum Vitae

B.S., University of California, Berkeley

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

J.D., The University of Chicago Law School