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 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