Ariel Jurow Kleiman

Ariel Jurow Kleiman
Phone: (619) 260-2332
Office: Pardee Legal Research Center 312

Victoria Lyons
(619) 260-2320

Associate Professor of Law

  • JD, 2014, Yale Law School
  • MSc, 2008, London School of Economics
  • BA, 2007, University of California, Los Angeles

Areas of Expertise

federal tax law, international tax, tax policy, state and local tax, income inequality, welfare policy

Professional Experience

Prior to teaching, Jurow Kleiman (née Stevenson) was awarded a Skadden Fellowship to work at Bet Tzedek Legal Services in Los Angeles, where she founded and directed the Bet Tzedek Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic.  The program, which continues to grow in her absence, has provided tax controversy representation to hundreds of low-income and immigrant workers throughout Los Angeles, and earned savings and refunds of over $2 million for its low-income clients.  Before joining the faculty at USD, Jurow Kleiman was as an Acting Assistant Professor of Tax Law at NYU and also taught a clinical course as an Adjunct Professor at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.  She is a regular contributor to the TaxProf blog.

Honors and Affiliations

Jurow Kleiman was awarded the Florence M. Kelley Prize for her writing on taxation of migrant families in 2014. She received the Nerkle Family Scholarship, in 2013, and the Mary McCarthy Fellowship, in 2012, for her representation of farmworkers and low-income workers.

Scholarly Work

Nonmarket Criminal Justice Fees” in Hastings Law Journal (forthcoming 2021); Local Governments Need More Revenue. Try Progressive Property Taxes. Washington Post (with Andrew Hayashi) (2020); “Property Taxes During the Pandemic” in 88 Tax Notes (with Andrew Hayashi) (2020); “Tax Limits and the Future of Local Democracy” in Harvard Law Review (2020); The Faulty Foundations of the Tax Code: Gender and Racial Bias in Our Tax Laws National Women's Law Center (with Amy Matsui, and Estelle Mitchell) (2019); “Low-End Regressivity” in Tax Law Review (2018); “Recovering Lost Tax Revenue Through Taxation of Transnational Households” in 34 Berkeley Journal of International Law 100 (2016); and “Improving the U.S. Guest Worker System Through Tax and Social Welfare Reform” in 17 Harvard Latino Law Review 147 (2014).

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