Mehmet K. Konar-Steenberg

Associate Dean

Briggs & Morgan/Xcel Energy Chair in Energy and Environmental Law


B.A., 1992, University of Minnesota
J.D., 1995, Georgetown University Law Center


William Mitchell College of Law: associate dean for faculty, 2013-; professor of law, 2012-; associate professor of law, 2007-2012; visiting professor of law, 2006-2007; adjunct professor, 2000-2005.

Staff attorney and team manager, Office of the Monitor, Pigford v. Glickman, 185 F.R.D. 82 (D.D.C. 1999), St. Paul, 2001-2006.

Associate, Greene Espel PLLP, Minneapolis, 1999-2001.

Assistant attorney general, State of Minnesota Office of the Attorney General, 1995-1999.

Leadership & Service

Editorial board, Legal Writing Institute Monograph Series, 2010-present; Board of directors, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, 2010-present; Board of trustees, Lake Country School, 2010-present; Pro bono asylum attorney, Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, 1997-2005; Board member and co-founder, Great River School, 2002-2005; Editorial board, Hennepin Lawyer, 2002-2004; Reading/writing mentor, Humboldt Junior High School, St. Paul, 1996-2000.

Research & Scholarship

Professor Konar-Steenberg’s research interests include constitutional law, administrative law, environmental law, and comparative law. Professor Konar-Steenberg and William Mitchell alumnus Dr. Anne Peterson recently published the first comprehensive empirical study of dormant Commerce Clause case law.

Current Governance & Service

Deans’ Academic Leadership Team, 2012-present; Coordinator, Government & Regulatory Practice Pathway, 2012-present; LL.M Director, 2012-present; Director of International Programs, 2011-present; Faculty Advisor, William Mitchell Energy & the Environment Conference, 2010-present; Coordinator, Writing & Representation: Advocacy & Problem Solving (first year legal skills program), 2006-present.