Mary Jane Angelo is a Professor of Law, Director of the Environmental and Land Use Law Program, and Alumni Research Scholar at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She is also Affiliate Faculty in both the University of Florida School of Natural Resources and the Water Institute. Professor Angelo has published extensively on a variety of environmental law topics including pesticide law, endangered species law, water and wetlands law, sustainable agriculture, the regulation of genetically modified organisms, and the relationship between law and science. Her articles have been published in the Texas Law Review, the Wake Forest Law Review, the George Mason Law Review, the Harvard Environmental Law Review, Ecology Law Quarterly, and Environmental Law. In 2013, she published two books: Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Law
(with William S. Eubanks and Jason Czarnezki, Environmental Law Institute 2013) and The Law and Ecology of Pesticides and Pest Management
(Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2013).
Professor Angelo has served on two National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council Committees: the Committee on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress, and the Committee on Ecological Risk Assessment under FIFRA and the ESA. She regularly presents her work at academic and professional conferences throughout the U.S. and in other parts of the world, including Brazil, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Belize and Poland. She is also a Member-Scholar with the Center for Progressive Reform in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining academia, Professor Angelo practiced as an environmental lawyer for many years. She served in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of the Administrator and Office of General Counsel in Washington, D.C., and as Senior Assistant General Counsel for the St. Johns River Water Management District in Florida.
Her substantial environmental law practice has included water law, wetlands law, endangered species law, pesticides law, biotechnology law, and hazardous and toxic substances law. She received her B.S., with high honors, in Biological Sciences from Rutgers University, and both her M.S., in Entomology and J.D., with honors, from the University of Florida.
Professor Angelo’s scholarship can be found on:
J.D., UF Law (honors
); M.S., University of Florida; B.S., Rutgers University (high honors
Teaching & Scholarship
- Environmental Law, Water Law, Administrative Law, Biotechnology Law, Dispute Resolution, Pesticides Law, Law & Science, Legal Ethics, Agricultural Policy and the Environment, Wildlife Protection Law
- Promoted to Full Professor in 2010
- Promoted to Associate Professor in 2007
- University of Florida: Joined College of Law in 2004 as Assistant Professor
- Adjunct Professor (1998-2002) University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, FL
- Summer Faculty (2000-present) Vermont Law School
- Senior Assistant General Counsel (1995-2004) St. Johns River Water Management District, Office of General Counsel, Palatka, FL
- Attorney (1990-1995) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of General Counsel, Washington, D.C.
- Attorney (1988-1990) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the Administrator, Washington, D.C.