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Uma Outka

Uma Outka is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kansas School of Law.

Professor Outka joined the KU Law faculty as an associate professor in 2011. She teaches environmental law, energy law and related courses, as well as property. Before coming to KU Law, Outka spent two years as a Visiting Scholar in Energy and Land Use Law at the Florida State University College of Law. As a faculty research partner with FSU's Institute for Energy Systems, Economics and Sustainability (IESES), Outka directed a Sustainable Energy Research Project aimed at understanding and advancing legal frameworks to support sustainable energy development.

She taught Sustainable Development Law and organized a national symposium on energy and land use issues at FSU. Before entering academia, Outka served as general counsel for 1000 Friends of Florida, a non-profit advocacy organization focused on growth management, environmental conservation and affordable housing, and worked as a litigation attorney at a large Northeast law firm, Verrill Dana LLP in Portland, Maine. She is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Maine School of Law and holds a master's in public policy and administration from the Muskie School of Public Service.

Uma Outka
Associate Professor of Law
University of Kansas School of Law

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