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Kellen Zale

Associate Professor
George Butler Research Professorship

Professor Zale researches and teaches property law, land use, real estate, and local government law. Her scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in the Stanford Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and the Harvard Environmental Law Review, among other publications.

Professor Zale graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. from the School of Public and International Affairs and received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Duke University. At Duke, she served as a staff editor on the Duke Law Journal and was elected to Order of the Coif.

After law school, Professor Zale was an associate in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where her practice focused on commercial real estate transactions and land use. Prior to joining the University of Houston faculty, she taught at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law as a Westerfield Fellow.