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Shani Braffman Amen

Shani Braffman Amen

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: January 3, 2020




Shani Braffman Amen is a partner in the family law department of Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben Gartside LLP, where she represents sophisticated clients in all types of family law matters. She routinely handles cases involving complex community property issues, high-conflict custody disputes, domestic violence and high wage-earner support. She is a committed, determined and compassionate advocate who is dedicated to providing strategic, individualized service to meet the unique needs of each client.

Before joining Elkins Kalt in 2019, Amen practiced at the boutique family law firms of Jaffe and Clemens in Beverly Hills and Trope and Trope in Los Angeles. She earned her BA in psychology, as well as her JD, from the University of Pennsylvania. She teaches Community Property. 

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Los Angeles Times
January 15, 2020
Re: Wayne Sandholtz

Wayne Sandholtz, a faculty member part of both USC Gould and USC Dornsife, wrote an op-ed discussing how Trump is “a few steps from becoming a new kind of autocrat –an elected one.” He analyzes how Trump’s strategies and actions mirror those of other elected autocrats, naming Viktor Orban, Vladimir Putin, and Rodrigo Duterte as examples.

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Ariela Gross
November, 2019

Ariela Gross has been elected as the new Chair of the Legal History Section of the American Association of Law Schools. 

Daniel Klerman
November, 2019

“Legal Origin from Outer Space,” Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Claremont-McKenna College, Claremont, CA.

Thomas D. Lyon
November, 2019

Thomas Lyon commented on Roseanna Sommers’, “Commonsense Consent,” at the 14th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Claremont-McKenna College.