Alyson Craig Flournoy
J.D., Harvard Law School (cum laude)
A.B., Princeton University (cum laude)
Teaching and Scholarship
Environmental Law, Property, Administrative Law, Advanced Environmental Law & Litigation
- 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
Property (4 credits) – LAW 5400
- The acquisition and possession of real and personal property, estates in land, introduction to future interests, landlord and tenant, easements, licenses, constitutional takings, zoning, public access, and covenants and rights incident to land ownership.
Administrative Law (3 credits) – LAW 6520
- Analysis of administrative process, with emphasis on activities of federal regulatory agencies. Topics include legislative delegations of authority to agencies, executive branch controls, rulemaking/adjudicatory procedures, due process rights, and scope of judicial review of administrative decision making.
Advanced Environmental Law and Litigation (3 credits) – LAW 6930
- Simulation-based course focusing on pre-trial phase of a case involving environmen-tal and land use issues. Students work in teams on research, litigation strategy, preparing an expert witness for deposition and taking a deposition. Substantial writing and document drafting involved. This course satisfies the Advanced Writing Requirement.
Prerequisites: Environmental Law: Water, Wetlands and Wildlife (LAW 6472) or Land Use Planning and Control (LAW 6460). Prerequisite may be waived with instructor’s approval.
Note: Complete detailed list in vita/resume.
- The Case for a National Environmental Legacy Act, in BEYOND ENVIRONMENTAL LAW: POLICY PROPOSALS FOR A BETTER ENVIRONMENTAL FUTURE, David M. Driesen & Alyson C. Flournoy eds. (Cambridge Univ. Press; forthcoming 2010)
- Following the Court Off-Road in SUWA, in STRATEGIES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SUCCESS IN AN UNCERTAIN JUDICIAL CLIMATE (Michael Allan Wolf ed.)(ELI 2005)
- A NEW PROGRESSIVE AGENDA FOR PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT (principal author of one chapter in multi-author book) (Rena Steinzor and Chris Schroeder eds.) (Carolina Academic Press 2005)
- Environmental Ethics and Environmental Law Scholarship, published in THE JURISDYNAMICS OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: CHANGE AND THE PRAGMATIC VOICE IN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (2003)
- Protecting a Natural Resource Legacy While Promoting Resilience: Can it Be Done?, 87 Neb. L. Rev. 1008-1035 (2009)
- Harnessing the Power of Information to Protect Our Public Natural Resource Legacy, 86 Texas L. Rev. 1575-1599 (2008)
- Supply, Demand, and Consequences: The Impact of Information Flow on Individual Permitting 3 Decisions under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, 83 Indiana L. J. 537-582 (2008) (selected as one of 20 best articles for the year by reviewers for 2009-2010 Land Use and \ Environmental Law Review)
- “Recommendation No. 5: Adopt Model National Environmental Legacy Act—NELA,” in Recalibrating the Law of Humans with the Laws of Nature: Climate Change, Human Rights, and Intergenerational Justice (Climate Legacy Initiative, Vermont Law School, 2009) available at http://www.vermontlaw.edu/x4128.xml
- “Dangerous Illusions about Wetlands,” guest column on website of Center for American Progress (May 19, 2004)
- Squandering Public Resources: A Center for Progressive Reform Report (with Margaret Clune Giblin and Matt Shudtz) (September 2007)
- CPR for the Environment: Breathing New Life into the Nation’s Major Environmental Statutes: A Legislative Sourcebook of Progressive Ideas for Members of Congress and Staff (June 2007) (co-editor and Project Chair) available at http://www.progressivereform.org/articles/CPR_701.pdf
- An Unnatural Disaster: The Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, (coordinated and edited work of 16 other member scholars of the Center for Progressive Reform) (September 2005).