Kate Fritz

Research Fellow, Wheeler Water Institute

Kate Fritz is a Research Fellow at the Wheeler Water Institute at CLEE. Her work focuses on disentangling ambiguities in California state water law and drought preparedness.

Prior to joining CLEE, Kate attended NYU Law School, where she received a JD in 2020. At NYU, Kate was an Executive Editor of the NYU Environmental Law Journal, and a Research Assistant at the Institute of Policy Integrity. With Professor Denise Grab and Iliana Paul, she co-authored a 50-state survey and report assessing opportunities for state public utility commissions to include the Obama-era social cost of carbon in electricity pricing. Her Note outlining a framework for city-led toxic tort litigation appeared in the NYU Environmental Law Journal, and her article on the public trust doctrine and the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) appeared in the California Bar Association’s Environmental Law News. She clerked for NRDC’s litigation team, and for the California DOJ’s Natural Resources Law Section in San Francisco.

Kate is also a recording artist on fiddle and banjo, and has released two albums of original music.

J.D., NYU School of Law (2020)
B.A., NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study (2010)