Alexandra Klass

Law School

Alexandra B. Klass is the Julius E. Davis professor at the University of Minnesota Law School. Klass teaches and writes in the areas of energy law, natural resources law and environmental 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 federal and state regulatory barriers to energy infrastructure development such as transmission lines and pipelines in connection with the growth of renewable energy and other domestic energy sources. She is also one of the nation’s top scholars exploring legal and policy frameworks for geologic carbon capture and sequestration.

Klass is using her IonE resident fellowship as an opportunity to collaborate with experts in engineering, public policy and government on renewable energy and energy infrastructure development, including issues surrounding property rights and development rights in wind and solar access on public and private lands.

See Klass's faculty page for more information.