Thomas Jefferson School of Law today announced that emeritus status has been granted to 9 newly retired members of the faculty by the school's...
Prior to joining the TJSL 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 where 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 Editorial Board of the ABA publication National Resources & Environment, on the Executive Committee of the AALS Natural Resources & Energy Section, on the Board of Directors and legal committee of the Puget Soundkeepers Alliance, on the Washington State Board of Bar Overseers, and as a Vice-Chair of the ABA’s Endangered Species and International Environmental and Resources Law committees. She is also a frequent visiting professor at Seattle University School of Law where she serves as a faculty advisor for the Seattle Journal of Environmental Law.
In past years, she has also served on the Editorial Board of the Washington State Bar Association Environmental and Land Use Law Newsletter, as Chair of the ABA’s Endangered Species Committee, as Chair of the AALS Natural Resources & Energy Section, and as Chair of the Public Interest Grant Selection Committee of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Bar Association of Washington (QLaw). While at Thomas Jefferson, she also served on the Ethics Committee and as a faculty advisor for the Environmental Law Society, Animal Rights, and Outlaw student organizations.
Her primary areas of teaching and scholarship are environmental and natural resources law and torts.
Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Comparative US/EU Environmental Law, Wildlife & Marine Life Law, Torts I & II, Professional Responsibility, and Scholarly Legal Writing