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Karen Bradshaw

Professor of Law
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9520
Senior Sustainability Scientist
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9520
Biography

Karen Bradshaw is a Professor of Law at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. She is a Faculty Affiliate Scholar with the Classical Liberal Institute at New York University School of Law and Senior Sustainability Scientist at the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University. 

Media outlets including NPR's Planet Money, Fortune, Bloomberg, National Public Radio, The New York Times, The Arizona Republic, and Property Profs Blog have featured, mentioned, or drawn upon her research.

Bradshaw has published over one dozen articles in law and peer-reviewed journals. She is the author of the forthcoming book The New Animal Rights: How Uncovering the Biological Origins of Property Can Save America's Wildlife (University of Chicago Press) and editor of the book Wildfire: Law & Economics Policy Perspectives (with Dean Lueck) (Routledge, 2012). She has presented at workshops and conferences at Columbia University, New York University, University of Chicago, Oxford University, and Yale University.

Bradshaw's work has been recognized as among the top articles in the fields of environmental law and natural resources law, through peer review. Her work has been reviewed on Jotwell (by Steve Gold) and republished in secondary sources, including the leading animal law casebook and top Chinese environmental law journal (in Mandarin). In 2019, the Classical Liberal Institute at New York University School of Law held a two-day conference devoted to the theory of mismatched property rights, which was co-developed by Bradshaw in the 2015 article Contracting for Control of Landscape-Level Resources.

Education
  • J.D. (Honors), University of Chicago Law School
  • M.B.A. California State University, Chico (executive program for working professionals)
  • B.S. Business Administration, University of California-Berkeley
Publications

Books

The New Animal Rights: Saving America’s Wildlife by Uncovering the Biological Origins of Property (University of Chicago Press, under contract)

Wildfire:  Law & Economics Policy Perspectives (Routledge, 2012) (co-editor Dean Lueck).

Articles

Agency Democratic Risk Management, __ B.Y.U. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2020).

Fragmented Wildlife Habitat, __ Int’l J. Commons __ (forthcoming 2019).

Stakeholder Dynamics in Land Development, __ J. Legal Stud. __ (forthcoming 2019).

Expropriating Habitat, 43  Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2019).

Stakeholder Collaborations, __ Ariz. St. L.J. __ (forthcoming 2019).

Animal Property Rights 89 U. Colo. L. Rev. 809 (2018), excerpted in part in  David S. Farve, Animal Law: Welfare Interests & Rights (Aspen, forthcoming 2019).

Agency Coordination of Private Action: The Role of Relational Contracting 6 Tex. A&M. L. Rev. 229 (2018) (symposium).

Using Takings to Undo Givings 10 N.Y.U. J. L. & Liberty 649 (2017) (symposium).

Settling for Natural Resource Damages 40 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. 211 (2016), 40 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. 211 (2016), reprinted in 54 Rocky Mnt. Min. L. Fdn. J. (2017), reprinted in Mandarin translation in Chinese Envtl. & Resources L. Rev., 环境资源法论丛 (forthcoming 2019). 

The Short-Term Temptations and Long-Term Risks of Environmental Catastrophism 56 Jurimetrics J. 234 (2016) (with Gary E. Marchant).

Contracting for Control of Landscape-Level Resources, 100 Iowa L. Rev. 2507 (2015) (co-author Dean Lueck).

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

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

Backfired! Distorted Incentives in Wildfire Suppression 31 Utah Envtl. L. Rev. 155 (2011).

A Modern Overview of Wildfire Law 21 Fordham Envtl. L. Rev. 445 (2010).

Book Chapters

The Role of Norms in Wildfire Suppression, in Wildfire: Law & Economics Policy Perspectives (Routledge, 2012).

Academic Administrators and the Challenge of Social-Networking Websites, in The Offensive Internet (Harvard University Press, 2011) (Saul Levmore & Martha Naussbaum, eds.) (with Souvik Saha).

Works in Progress

Virtual Parceling (with Bryan Leonard)

Other Publications

Stakeholder Collaborations for Managing Land & Natural Resources Report for the Administrative Conference of the United States

Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 691Seminar
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 523Property
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 515Contracts
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 631Environmental Law
LAW 639Natural Resource Law
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 631Environmental Law
LAW 636Land Use Regulation
LAW 639Natural Resource Law
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 515Contracts
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 631Environmental Law
LAW 636Land Use Regulation
LAW 639Natural Resource Law
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study