Kirsten Engel

Charles E. Ares Professor of Law, James E. Rogers College of Law

Kirsten Engel joined the UA James E. Rogers College of Law in 2005 with a broad background in environmental law and policy that spans academia and public sector practice. Engel is widely published on varied topics in her field, including environmental federalism and the potential for cooperative regional efforts to counteract the federal government’s stance on global climate change, solid waste landfill regulation, and the deregulation of electricity. She previously 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. She also has worked as a staff attorney for the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund as well as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As an associate professor at Tulane, she taught pollution control law, hazardous waste law, public and private regulation of toxic substances, international environmental law, and an environmental justice seminar.


  • JD, Northwestern University School of Law, 1986