Karen Consalo, J.D., LL.M.


Legal Studies

Office: DPAC 430B

Phone: 407-823-1670


Professional Summary

Karen Z. Consalo has been a lecturer in the Legal Studies Department at UCF since 2016. Her teaching and research focuses on Environmental Policy, Property Law, and Urban Development. Prior to joining UCF, Dr. Consalo spent over fifteen years as a practicing attorney in Central Florida with a focus on government, environmental, and land use issues.


Boston University School of Law (LL.M.)
International Business Law with a concentration in Energy & Environmental Law

University of Florida Levin College of Law, Juris Doctorate (J.D.) with Honors

Certificate in Land Use and Environmental Law

Areas of Expertise

  • Government Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Property Law

Research Interests

  • Environmental Law
  • Property Law
  • Constitutional Law

Recent Honors and Awards

  • Named Boston University Scholar and recipient of Boston University scholarship (2018)
  • Earned Florida Bar Certification in City, County, and Local Government Law (2010)

Recent Publications

Consalo, Karen (anticipated publication by Environs, the Environmental Law and Policy Journal of UC-Davis, Spring, 2020) Fighting Back from the Brink: International Efforts to Prevent Illegal Trafficking in Endangered Species

Consalo, Karen (2019) Changing Historic Concepts of Water Rights and Water Ownership, Exploring Property Rights in Contemporary Governance, SUNY Press.

Consalo, Karen (2017) With the Best of Intentions: First Amendment Pitfalls for Govern-ment Regulation of Signage and Noise, 46 Stetson Law Review 533.

Consalo, Karen (2015) Selling Florida’s Water Up the River, 31 Journal of Land Use and En-vironmental Law 69, Florida State University.

Consalo, Karen (2015) Decision by Judge or Jury? Alternatives to Traditional Code En-forcement Boards, 89 The Florida Bar Journal 64.

Funded Projects

Recipient of a Clarcona Improvement Association, Inc. grant which, in collaboration with the UCF Center for Non-Profit Management, used to successfully prevent inconsistent large-scale development intrusion into the Clarcona Rural Settlement (2017)

Professional Organizations

  • Ideas for Us Advisory Board (since 2017)
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (since 2010)
  • Florida Bar (since 2000)
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