Kirsten Engel is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Charles E. Ares Professor of Law at the James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona, in Tucson.
Kirsten Engel joined the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona in 2005 with a broad background in environmental law and policy that spans academia and public sector practice. Ms. Engel is widely published on varied topics in her field, but has most recently devoted her scholarship and public outreach to issues related to federalism and the state and local response to global climate change. Ms Engel recently served as a member of Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano’s Climate Change Advisory Group. Ms. Engel has held visiting professorships at Harvard Law School and Vanderbilt School of Law. Between leaving her faculty post at Tulane Law School and joining the law faculty of the University of Arizona, Ms. Engel served as senior counsel for the Public Protection Bureau and acting chief of the Environmental Protection Division of the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General. Prior to entering teaching, Ms. Engel worked as a staff attorney for the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund and at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.