Shantal leverages her experience working for state and federal judges to represent energy clients on regulatory and litigation matters.  

Shantal is an associate in Fredrikson’s Energy Group. She is part of a team advising utilities, transmission companies and independent power producers on routing, siting, permitting and other regulatory matters before federal, state and local agencies. Shantal also assists in trial and appellate litigation before state and federal courts.

Before law school, Shantal worked as a plant biologist in large research laboratories. Her experience includes benchtop research, agricultural field research and statistical analysis.




  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2021, magna cum laude
  • University of Minnesota, B.S., 2018, summa cum laude


  • Minnesota, 2021
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2022


  • Judicial Clerk, Honorable Nancy Brasel, U.S. District Court, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2021-2022
  • Judicial Clerk, Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea, Minnesota Supreme Court, 2022-2023
  • Judicial Extern, Honorable Nancy Brasel, U.S. District Court, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2021
  • Judicial Extern, Honorable Tony N. Leung, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2019


  • William B. Lockhart Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Leadership, and Service, 2021
  • Most Outstanding Contribution to the University of Minnesota Law School Class of 2021
  • Order of the Coif – Lolly Gasaway Faculty-Student Writing Award
  • Order of the Coif
  • University of Minnesota President’s Student Leadership and Service Award, 2021
  • Quarter Finalist in the National Energy & Sustainability Moot Court Competition Team, 2021
  • 1L Legal Writing Section “Best Brief” Award
  • Book Award in Legislation & Regulation

Civic & Professional

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota Journal of Law, Science, and Technology, Lead Articles Editor, 2020-2021


  • Race Informed Study Experience (RISE), University of Minnesota Law School, Founder and Adjunct Professor, 2020-2022
  • Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Moot Court, University of Minnesota Law School, Adjunct Professor, 2023-2024

News & Insights

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-author, “The Law of Energy Exports,” California Law Review, 2021
  • Co-author, “Chapter 10: Civil Remedies,” Global Climate Change and U.S. Law, 2022
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