Karen Bradshaw Schulz
Associate Professor of Law
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability
Faculty Fellow, Center for Law, Science, and Innovation


Professor Bradshaw researches emerging governance approaches for environmental law and natural resources issues. Her research focuses on the role of contract in influencing on-the-ground changes for resource conservation and use, with an emphasis on new governance strategies, such as certification regimes, public-private partnerships, and consent decrees. Professor Bradshaw teaches contracts, environmental law, 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.



Assistant: Amber Tanner

Curriculum Vitae

B.S., University of California, Berkeley

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

J.D., The University of Chicago Law School