Eligible University of Minnesota faculty and staff may apply to become affiliated with the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences. The Consortium will help affiliate members develop interdisciplinary connections, put forward research proposals, and build additional ties to the law and policy community. To learn about eligibility and how to apply, visit our Consortium Policies page.
Members of Affiliate Faculty & Staff Program
Susanna Blumenthal, PhD, JD
William Prosser Professor of Law and Professor of History
Co-Director of the Program in Law and History
University of Minnesota Law School
Prof. Susanna Blumenthal is a scholar of American legal history whose research and writing focuses on the historical relationship between law and the human sciences. She is the author of Law and the Modern Mind: Consciousness and Responsibility in American Legal Culture (Harvard University Press, 2016) as well as numerous essays and law review articles, appearing in Harvard Law Review, UCLA Law Review, and Law and History Review.
Katherine Klink, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Environment and Society
College of Liberal Arts
Prof. Klink's training is in geography, meteorology, and climatology. A common theme throughout her academic career has been the interplay of climate variability and how humans choose to live in the world. She is also interested more broadly in ethical, legal, and societal aspects of climate change adaptation and mitigation. Her primary research focus is on wind climatology with applications to wind energy. Her secondary focus is on climate applications in agriculture, specifically how climate changes may be affecting the productivity of small grains in Minnesota and the upper Midwest.