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Kirsten Engel

Kirsten Engel

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Kirsten Engel is an American attorney and a Democratic member of the Arizona House of Representatives elected to represent District 10 in 2016. She is also a law professor at the University of Arizona.

Education and career

Engel graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 1983 and Northwestern University School of Law in 1986. After law school Engel clerked for Judge Myron H. Bright of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Engel worked for the EPA and was an assistant attorney general in the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office until 2005.


  • 2016 Engel and Republican Todd Clodfelter defeated democratic incumbent Stefanie Mach the general election.
  • 2016 Engel and incumbent Stefanie Mach defeated Courtney Frogge in the Democratic Primary.


  • Environmental Law: A Conceptual and Pragmatic Approach (3d ed. 2016) (co-author, with David M. Driesen & Robert W. Adler).
  • Navigating Climate Change Policy: The Opportunities of Federalism (2011) (co-editor, with Edella C. Schlager & Sally Rider).
  • Damages, Injunctions, and Climate Justice: A Reply to Jonathan Zasloff, 58 UCLA L. Rev. Discourse 189 (2011).
  • Courts and Climate Policy: Now and in the Future, in Greenhouse Governance: Addressing American Climate Change Policy 229 (Barry G. Rabe ed., 2010).
  • Micro-Motives for State and Local Climate Initiatives, 2 Harv. L. & Pol'y Rev. 119 (2008) (co-author, with Barak Y. Orbach).
  • Adaptive Federalism: The Case Against Reallocating Environmental Regulatory Authority, 92 Minn. L. Rev. 1796 (2008) (co-author, with David E. Adelman).
  • Harmonizing Regulatory and Litigation Approaches to Climate Change Mitigation: Incorporating Tradable Emissions Offsets into Common Law Remedies, 155 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1563 (2007).
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