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Christine Ann Klein

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Photo - Christine Ann Klein Christine A. Klein is Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she has taught since 2003. She received a B.A. from Middlebury College (Vermont), a J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School, and an LL.M. from Columbia University Law School. Klein began her career as a water rights litigator in the Colorado Office of the Attorney General. Her legal experience includes positions as a law clerk for the U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; as a law clerk for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Office of Staff Attorneys (San Francisco summer position); and as a clerk at Goodwin Proctor (formerly Shea & Gardner) in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the UF Law faculty, Klein served on the faculty of Michigan State University College of Law and directed its environmental law certificate program. Klein teaches and writes in the areas of water law, natural resources law, and property. Her work includes more than thirty academic articles, and it has been cited in judicial and administrative opinions at both the federal and state levels. She is the author of two books in addition to Natural Resources Law: Property Law: Cases, Problems, and Skills (Aspen Publishers 2016) and Mississippi River Tragedies: A Century of Unnatural Disaster (NYU Press 2014, with Zellmer). Klein has served on two committees of the National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, that studied sustainable water and environmental management in the California Bay-Delta, and she is a member scholar of the Center for Progressive Reform, based in Washington, D.C. Additional information is available here.