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Christine Klein, J.D.

Visiting Professor
School of Law


B.A., Middlebury College, 1978, magna cum laude
J.D., University of Colorado School of Law, 1987
LL.M., Columbia University Law School, 1994 (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)

Practice Areas

  • Water Law
  • Natural Resources Law

Research Interests

Klein writes in the areas of water law, natural resources law, and property.

Publications and Media Placements

Klein’s work includes more than thirty academic articles and has been cited in judicial and administrative opinions at both the federal and state levels. She is also the author of three books: Property Law: Cases, Problems, and Skills (Aspen Publishers 2d ed., 2020); Natural Resources Law: A Place-Based Book of Problems and Cases (Aspen Publishers, 5th ed. forthcoming 2022) (with Birdsong, Klass, Biber & Owen); and Mississippi River Tragedies: A Century of Unnatural Disaster (NYU Press, 2014, with Sandra Zellmer).

Professional Organizations and Associations

Christine Klein is the Cone, Wagner, Nugent, Hazouri & Roth Professor of Law Emerita at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she has been on the faculty since 2003. She began her career as a water rights litigator in the Colorado Office of the Attorney General. Prior to joining the UF Law faculty, Klein served on the faculty of Michigan State University College of Law and directed its environmental certificate program. 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. 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.