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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

Los Angeles Times
April 26, 2017
Re: Edward Kleinbard

Edward Kleinbard was cited about the limited economic benefits for Americans when tax breaks encourage companies to repatriate foreign income. After the tax holiday, U.S. corporations even stepped up their sequestering of profits abroad, figuring that sooner or later a new administration would offer them yet another break — as Trump is proposing. That hoard of what Kleinbard calls “stateless income” now tops $2 trillion.

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Hannah Garry
February, 2017

Hannah Garry moderated "Humanity in War: An International Humanitarian Law Workshop," USC Gould School of Law, Los Angeles, CA.

Gillian Hadfield
February, 2017

“The Problem Of Social Order: What Should We Count As Law?” Law and Social Inquiry 42 (2017): 16.

David B. Cruz
February, 2017

David B. Cruz spoke on "Equal Protection? Current Issues of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination" on a panel on "Challenges and Controversies in Constitutional Law," 2017 Central District of California Judicial Conference, La Quinta, CA.