Ariel Jurow Kleiman

Ariel Jurow Kleiman
Ariel Jurow Kleiman, Professor of Law

Professor of Law

Courses Taught

  • Federal Income Tax
  • Property



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


Professor Ariel Jurow Kleiman is a nationally recognized expert on tax law and policy. Her research explores how tax policies affect low-income and vulnerable households at the local, state, and federal levels. Related research considers how our fiscal institutions shape democratic outcomes, and how inputs to the democratic process shape fiscal institutions. Her recent publications have appeared (or are forthcoming) in the Georgetown Law Journal, Harvard Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Tax Law Review, and Yale Law Journal, among others. Jurow Kleiman regularly advises journalists, think tanks, and public interest organizations on tax law. Her articles and other writing are available on her SSRN Author Page. In Fall 2023 she is a visiting professor of law at Stanford Law School.

Prior to teaching, Jurow Kleiman 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 clients throughout Los Angeles, and earned savings and refunds of over $2 million for its clients. While running the clinic, she served as an Adjunct Professor at Loyola Law School, supervising students who represented low-income clients in complex tax controversies.

Before joining the Loyola Law School faculty in 2021, Jurow Kleiman was an Associate Professor at the University of San Diego School of Law, and an Acting Assistant Professor of Tax Law at NYU. She received her law degree from Yale Law School, where she was awarded the Florence M. Kelley Prize for her writing on taxation of migrant families. She received a master’s degree in development studies from the London School of Economics, and a bachelor’s degree in economics as well as international development studies, summa cum laude, from UCLA.

Selected Scholarship

Short Essays and Other Writing