PUBLICATIONS:

May 04, 2020

Fighting Back from the Brink: International Efforts to Prevent Illegal Trafficking in Endangered Species

Accepted for publication by Environs, the Environmental Law and Policy Journal of University of California - Davis School of Law for Spring of 2020. This article analyzes the role of international illegal wildlife trafficking in driving many species toward extinction and advocates the controversial tactic of sustainable harvesting to fight such criminal activity.

February 01, 2019

Exploring Historic Concepts of Water Rights and Water Ownership

Changing Historic Concepts of Water Rights and Water Ownership, in Exploring Property Rights in Contemporary Governance (Staci Zavattaro, Gregory Peterson & Anne Davis, eds., 2019).  This book chapter explores  legal frameworks for use and ownership of water resources around the globe. 

May 15, 2017

The Morning After: Selection of Impartial Juries After Mass Shootings

This article analyzes methods to select fair jurors in criminal cases in communities which suffer mass tragedies, such as the Pulse shooting in Orlando.

May 01, 2017

With the Best of Intentions: First Amendment Pitfalls for Government Regulation of Signage and Noise

Published by Stetson Law Review, Karen Consalo analzes recent caselaw strictly limiting government regulation of signage and noise - and provides advice on best practices to avoid these First Amendment pitfalls.

November 01, 2016

Best Practices for Local Government Land Use Decision-making: A Non-Legislative Approach

In a piece published by the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association and co-authored with Max Forgey, Karen Consalo describes some of the problems in the local government hearing process and proposes methods to resolve this issues.

September 01, 2016

The Same Sex Marriage Debate For Dummies: A Breakdown Of The Twenty-First Century's First Civil Rights Movement

Breaking down the same sex marriage debate.

November 01, 2015

Selling Florida's Water Up the River

In an article published by Florida State University's College of Law, Karen Consalo presents an argument that Florida's Water Management Districts are not doing enough to protect and preserve our natural freshwater supply.

November 01, 2015

Decision by Judge or Jury? Alternatives to Traditional Code Enforcement Boards

Published in the Florida Bar Journal, Karen Consalo explores different options for local government code enforcement: Code Enforcement Boards versus Code Enforcement Special Magistrates.

September 01, 2015

Bombs and Babies: The Unfortunate Results of Conversion of a Military Defense Site to a Residential Neighborhood

In an article published by Barry University School of Law, Karen Consalo explains the tragic history which led to several Orlando neighborhoods being built upon a former military training site - and the ramifications to the residents who live there today.

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