Professor Flournoy graduated with honors from Harvard Law School and Princeton University. She Joined the Levin College of Law faculty in 1988 and served as Director of the Environmental and Land Use Law Program from its inception until 2011, From 2011 until 2015, she served as Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. She has taught courses in Environmental Law, Property, and Administrative Law. Before joining the University of Florida faculty, Professor Flournoy clerked for Chief Justice Robert Wilentz of the New Jersey Supreme Court and practiced with the firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., principally in the field of environmental law.
Professor Flournoy's scholarship focuses on the design of legislation to protect natural resources, including decision-making processes under environmental and natural resource laws, and environmental ethics. She has addressed these themes in writings about endangered species and forest management, wetlands conservation and restoration, and regulation of toxic substances. Her most recent work focuses on law and policy responses to disasters and sea level rise, and the importance of identifying the values that are embedded in the nation's environmental laws and policies.
She has written numerous articles on environmental and natural resources law topics, including several articles on wetlands regulation under the Clean Water Act. She is co-editor and a co-author of BEYOND ENVIRONMENTAL LAW: POLICY PROPOSALS FOR A BETTER ENVIRONMENTAL FUTURE (Cambridge Univ. Press 2010) which develops her proposal for a National Environmental Legacy Act. Flournoy is a trustee and past president of Florida Defenders of the Environment, a past chair of the Environmental Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools and a member scholar and trustee of the Center for Progressive Reform.
Professor Flournoy's scholarship can be found on:
J.D., Harvard Law School (cum laude
) A.B., Princeton University (cum laude
Teaching and Scholarship
Environmental Law, Property, Administrative Law
- University of Florida: Joined College of Law faculty in 1988 as Assistant Professor. Named Associate Professor (1991), Professor of Law (1994), and Director of Environmental & Land Use Law Program in 1998.
- Private Practice: Associate Attorney for Covington & Burling (Washington, D.C.). Clerked for Chief Justice Robert Wilentz of New Jersey Supreme Court.
- Organizations: Board Member and Member Scholar, Center for Progressive Reform; Executive Council Member, Environmental Law Section, Association of American Law Schools; Trustee and Past President, Florida Defenders of the Environment; American Bar Association