Madeline June Kass

Visiting Associate Professor of Law

Biography

Prior to joining the Thomas Jefferson School of Law faculty in the fall of 2003, Professor Kass practiced law for close to a decade in the Seattle offices of Preston Gates & Ellis (now K&L Gates) and Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe LLP. Her practice focused primarily in the areas of land use and environmental compliance and litigation. Prior to entering private practice, she conducted immunology research at Harvard Medical School, served as the Research Editor of the Berkeley Women's Law Journal and clerked for the Massachusetts State Superior Court.

She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the AALS Natural Resources Section, on the Editorial Board of the ABA's Natural Resources & Environment magazine, as a Vice-Chair of the ABA Endangered Species Committee, on the Law Committee of the Puget Soundkeepers Alliance, and as a faculty advisor for the TJSL Environmental Law Society and Outlaw student organizations. She has also served on the Editorial Board of the Washington State Bar Association Environmental and Land Use Law Newsletter, as Chair of the Public Interest Grant Selection Committee of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Bar Association of Washington (QLaw), and as a Visiting Professor at the University of Seattle School of Law. Her primary areas of teaching and scholarship are environmental and natural resources law.

Contact

Email: kassm@seattleu.edu

Education

  • B.S., Tufts University, magna cum laude, 1984
  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley (Boat Hall), 1989
  • M.E.S., Yale University, 1997

Courses

  • Torts
  • Environmental Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Scholarly Legal Writing
  • Wildlife and Marine Life Law