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Uma Outka

Professor of Law


University of Kansas School of Law

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

Professor Outka joined the KU Law faculty in 2011. Her research and scholarship explore the intersection between energy law and environmental law, with a focus on the transition to a low-carbon electricity sector and environmental justice.

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. She previously served as General Counsel for 1000 Friends of Florida, a nonprofit advocacy organization focused on growth management, environmental conservation, and affordable housing, and worked as a litigation attorney in private practice with the law firm Verrill Dana in Portland, Maine. Outka serves on the Board of the Kansas-based Climate + Energy Project, a non-partisan 501(c)3 working to find practical solutions for a clean energy future. 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.