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Mary Jane Angelo

University of Florida Research Foundation Professor
Alumni Research Scholar
Director, Environmental and Land Use Law Program



Mailing Address:
Box #12345 Gainesville, FL 32611


(352) 273-0944

(352) 392-3005

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

Professional Activities

  • 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.

Administrative Law (3 credits) - LAW 6520

Environmental Law (3-4 credits) - LAW 6470

Introduction to Lawyering and the Legal Profession (2 credits) - LAW 5755

Water Law (2 credits) - LAW 6492

Agricultural Policy and the Environment

Biotechnology Law

Dispute Resolution

Law & Science, Legal Ethics

Pesticides Law

Wildlife Protection Law


  • The Law and Ecology of Pesticides and Pest Management (Ashgate, 2013)

Book Chapters

  • “An Overview of the Modern Farm Bill” (with Joanna Reilly-Brown), “The Environmental Impacts of Industrial Fertilizers and Toxic Pesticides” (with Seth Hennes), “The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act,” “Agriculture and the Clean Water Act” (with James F. Choate) and “Into the Future: Building a Sustainable and Resilient Agricultural System for a Changing Global Environment," in Food, Agriculture, and the Environment: History, Law, and Sustainability (co-editor with Jason J. Czarnezki and William S. Eubanks II)(ELI Press, 2013)
  • “Survey of Florida Water Law” in Waters and Water Rights (Robert E. Beck, ed.) (Matthew Bender & Co., Inc.) (2012 update)
  • “Water Quality Regulations and Policy Evolution” (with Kati Migliaccio) in Water Quality, Concepts, Sampling, and Analysis (Yuncong Li and Kati Migliaccio, eds.) (CRC Press, 2011)


Other Publications

  • Options to Reduce High Volume Freshwater Flows to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries and Move More Water from Lake Okeechobee to the Southern Everglades, An Independent Technical Review by the University of Florida Water Institute (with Wendy D. Graham, Thomas K. Frazer, Peter C. Frederick, Karl E. Havens, and K. Ramesh Reddy) (2015)
  • Progress Toward Restoring the Everglades: the Fourth Biennial Review (with Committee on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress), National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences (2012)
  • Reclaiming Global Environmental Leadership: Why the United States Should Ratify Ten Pending Environmental Treaties” (with Rebecca Bratspies, David Hunter, John H. Knox, Noah Sachs, and Sandra Zellmer) Center for Progressive Reform White Paper No. 1201 (2012)