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Karen Skinner

Karen Skinner

Senior Law Librarian - Research Services, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law

Last Updated: Thursday, March 5, 2015

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Karen Skinner specializes in legal research as a Senior Law Librarian – Research Services at the USC Gould School of Law. She teaches the Legal Research component of Legal Research, Writing, & Advocacy I and II. She also teaches Legal Research to LL.M. students. Previously, Skinner was an attorney in the litigation practice group at Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur, L.L.P. in Columbus, Ohio. She is a member of the Illinois and Ohio bars.
 
Skinner received her B.A. in Criminology and International Studies from The Ohio State University in 1995. She earned a J.D. from Capital University Law School, in 1999, where she was admitted to the Order of the Curia. She also obtained an M.S. in Sport Management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2001 as well as an M.S. in Library Science from Indiana University at Bloomington in 2009. Additionally, Skinner is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries, the Southern California Association of Law Libraries, and Beta Phi Mu.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

American Public Media's "Marketplace"
April 18, 2017
Re: Jonathan Handel

Jonathan Handel was interviewed about contract negotiations between the Writers Guild of America and television and movie producers. "The union has worked to release writers from exclusivity agreements but only if they make less than $210,000 a year," said Handel. "The irony here is that the Writers Guild's struggling TV writers are upper income, not middle class".

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Gillian Hadfield participated in a roundtable discussion of her book “Rules for a Flat World” at the Silicon Flatirons, University of Colorado Boulder School of Law.

Gillian Hadfield
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