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 is an Associate Professor of Law at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. 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 researches environmental and natural resources issues. She co-edited Wildfire Policy, Law and Economic Perspectives, and has researched the topics of natural resource damages, wildfire, forestry certification regimes, public lands, and animal property rights. 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 an executive M.B.A. while working full time operating her business, and has a B.S. in business administration from University of California, Berkeley.

Professor Bradshaw will be a Visiting Professor of Law at University of Chicago Law School in Fall 2017.

Selected Works

Settling for 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