Mary Jane Angelo is a Professor of Law, Director of the Environmental and Land Use Law Program, University of Florida Research Foundation Professor, 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 Water Institute.
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, Wake Forest Law Review, George Mason Law Review, 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). She serves 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 is also a member of the Vermont law School Summer faculty and has taught and lectured throughout the United States and other parts of the world, including Brazil, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Belize and Poland.
Prior to joining academia, 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.