Alexandra B. Klass was previously a Distinguished McKnight University Professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, teaching and writing in the fields of energy law, environmental law, and natural resources law. Her scholarly work has addressed regulatory challenges to integrating more renewable energy into the nation’s electric transmission grid, siting and eminent domain issues surrounding interstate electric transmission lines and oil and gas pipelines, and applications of the public trust doctrine to modern environmental law challenges. Prior to her teaching career, Klass was a partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP in Minneapolis, where she specialized in environmental law and land use litigation, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Barbara B. Crabb on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. She received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School.