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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 and Senior Sustainability Scientist at the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University. Concurrent with her appointment at ASU, she is a Program Affiliate Scholar at the Classical Liberal Institute at the New York University School of Law. 

Professor Bradshaw researches property, natural resources, environmental, and animal law issues. She explores the interplay of public and private governance techniques in achieving sustainability objectives. Her work has been recognized as among the top articles nationally in natural resources and environmental law through a peer-review process. Professor Bradshaw was a Visiting Professor at University of Chicago Law School in Fall 2017.

Professor Bradshaw graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School; she was a law review editor. She subsequently clerked for Judge E. Grady Jolly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and was a Fellow in Legal Studies at New York University School of Law. Prior to attending law school, Professor Bradshaw obtained an executive M.B.A. while working full time founding and operating a real estate brokerage devoted to corporate social responsibility. She earned a B.S. in business administration from University of California, Berkeley. Professor Bradshaw is originally from rural Northern California.

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

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

Stakeholder Collaborations, Az. St. L.J. (forthcoming 2019).

Animal Property Rights 89 U. Colo. L. Rev. 809 (2018).

  • Excerpted in the leading animal law casebook, David S. Farve, Animal Law: Welfare Interests & Rights (Aspen, forthcoming 2019).

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

  • One of the top natural resources law articles of 2015-2016, selected by peer review.  
  • One of the top twenty environmental law articles of 2016-2017, selected by peer review. 
  • Translated into Mandarin and reprinted in the top-ranked Chinese environmental law journal, Chinese Envtl. & Resources L. Rev., 环境资源法论丛 (forthcoming 2018).
  • Reprinted in 54 Rocky Mnt. Min. L. Fdn. J. (2017).

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

  • The Classical Liberal Institute at New York University Law School is hosting a two-day symposium on the influence of this paper on the fields of economics, property law, and political science. Mis-Matched Property Rights, April 2019.

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

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

Symposium & Shorter Articles

Opposition: Exploring Stakeholder Dynamics J. Legal Stud. (revise & resubmit 2019).

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

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

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

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.) (co-author Souvik Saha).

Works in Progress

The Biological Origins of Property

Virtual Parceling (co-author Bryan Leonard)

Democratic Risk Management

Other Publications

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

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
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 515Contracts
LAW 631Environmental Law
LAW 735Teaching Assistant