Alexandra Klass is the Julius E. Davis professor at the University of Minnesota Law School. Klass teaches and writes in the areas of environmental law, natural resources law and energy law. Before entering academia, she was a partner at the Dorsey & Whitney law firm in Minneapolis, where she obtained more than a decade of regulatory and courtroom experience in environmental law, natural resources law and land use law.
Klass is particularly interested in the role of common law in environmental protection. She is one of the nation’s top scholars exploring legal and policy frameworks for geologic carbon capture and sequestration, and is currently exploring new policy approaches to interstate electric transmission development to facilitate the growth of renewable energy.
Klass is using her IonE resident fellowship as an opportunity to collaborate with experts in engineering, public policy and government on renewable energy and electric transmission issues, particularly with regard to property rights and development rights in wind and solar access on public and private lands. She plans to organize conferences for scholars across the country around these issues, and to expand her environmental law capstone class to include students and faculty from disciplines outside law.
See Klass's faculty page for more information.