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Karen Ullman

Karen Ullman

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Monday, May 22, 2017

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Telephone: (213) 385-2977 ext. 295
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA




Karen Ullman is the supervising senior staff attorney of the Adoptions Project at Public Counsel. Ullman started the Adoptions Project at Public Counsel in 1997 and has overseen the finalization of over 8,500 adoptions for abused and neglected children from the foster care system in Los Angeles County. Ullman is an expert in public benefits for foster children and successful utilized direct representation, policy advocacy and impact litigation to ensure that foster children with special needs receive the proper level of funding and other needed supports.

As an adjunct professor at USC Gould School of Law, Ullman teaches the Children’s Legal Issues Practicum on the Child Welfare System in California. Students in the practicum also have a placement at the Children’s Rights Project at Public Counsel and work on foster child adoption cases under attorney supervision.

Ullman received a BA in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego and a JD from New York University School of Law.
 

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Washington Post
January 10, 2018
Re: Niels W. Frenzen

Niels Frenzen was quoted on how federal courts weigh the content of President Donald Trump's tweets. “We’ve never had a president tweeting like this,” Frenzen said. “You have these extreme public statements that are shedding light on the motivation of the president in regard to why he is directing Cabinet secretaries to engage in these actions. The courts are saying these are fair game.”

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Edward Kleinbard
November, 2017

Edward Kleinbard wrote an op-ed, "Beware the Fine Print — a GOP Tax Cut for Small Businesses is More Like a Giveaway for the Rich", posted to The Los Angeles Times on November 13, 2017.

Gillian Hadfield
November, 2017

Gillian Hadfield's paper, "Privatizing Law: Is Rule of Law an Equilibrium Without Private Ordering?," was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for seven eJournals/topics.

Rebecca Brown
November, 2017

Rebecca Brown attained SSRN's designation as being in the top 10% of Authors on SSRN by all-time downloads.