Kara Consalo

Karen Z Consalo

College Of Law - Instruction


Office Hours

College of Law Room 332F
Office hours vary by semester. Spring Office hours are anticipated to be:
Monday: Noon to 1pm via Zoom
Tuesday: Noon to 1pm via Zoom
Wednesday: 11 to 1pm In-Office
Thursday: Noon-1pm via Zoom

Program Assistant is Iana Hair, Phone:  (407) 254-4022, iana.hair@famu.edu

Current Semester Schedule

LAW 6305-301 Remedies 1:15-2:45 Mon & Wed
LAW 5502 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW II. 7:15-8:45 Mon & Wed

About Me

I'm in my second year as full-time faculty at FAMU Law and greatly enjoy teaching students the fundamentals of legal practice.

Areas of Interest

  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Painting
  • Aviation


  • LL.M. with Honors in International Business Law with a Concentration in Environmental and Energy Law
    Boston University School of Law (2020)
  • J.D. with Honors and a Certificate in Land Use and Environmental Law
    University of Florida College of Law (2000)
  • B.A. Magna Cum Laude, in Environmental Studies and Honors Program
    Rollins College (1997)

Work History

  • Assistant Professor, Florida A&M University College of Law (2022 - present)

  • Associate Lecturer/Lecturer, University of Central Florida, Department of Legal Studies (2016-2022)

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Barry University School of Law (2011-2017)

  • Adjunct Professor, Rollins College, Environmental Studies Department (2010-2016)

  • The Consalo Law Firm, P.A., Managing Attorney (2009-2022)

  • City of Casselberry, Florida, Magistrate (2019-2022)

  • Town of Oakland, Florida, Magistrate (2015-2019)

  • City of Orlando, Florida, Assistant City Attorney (2004-2009)

  • Seminole County Government, Assistant County Attorney (2001-2004)

  • Akerman Senterfitt, P.A., Litigation Associate Attorney (2000-2001)

  • Florida Supreme Court, Legal Intern (1999)

  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Bar Foundation Fellow (1999)

  • University of Florida, Center for Government Responsibility, Clinic Participant (1999)

  • University of Florida College of Law, Teaching Assistant (1999)

  • U.S. Americorps, Literacy Camp Instructor (1997)

Academic Accomplishments


    Certification by the Florida Bar as an expert in City, County, and Local Government Law (2010-present)

    Membership in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (2010-present)

    Membership in the Florida Bar (2000-present)

    Certification in Land Use and Environmental Law by the University of Florida Levin College of Law (awarded 2000)


    Discussant, Inclusive Pedagogy in Law Schools and the Future of Online Learning, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (2023)

    Panelist, 21st Century Era: The Path to Full Citizenship for Women, League of Women Voters of Orange County, Florida (2022)

    Virtual Presenter, Welcome to the Family: Building Universal Class Shells for Introductory Courses, TopKit Workshop 2022 (2022)

    Virtual Presenter, Vulnerable Populations: Climate Change and Weather Threats Facing Urban Communities, Thirteenth International Conference on Climate Change (2021)

    Virtual Presenter, Climate Change And Weather Threats Facing Urban Communities: Creating Land Development Policies To Enhance Urban Resiliency To Hurricanes, Floods, Extreme Heat, and Wildfires, Seventeenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability (2021)

    Virtual Presenter, Exploring the World: Virtual Field Trips to Engage Students and Enhance Learning, Sunshine State Teaching and Learning Sharing Conference (2021)

    Virtual Panelist, The Rules are Different Everywhere: How to Reform Land Use Decision-Making, American Planning Association, Florida State Planning Conference (2020)

    Virtual Panelist, Introductory Class and Water Resources Class, Climate and Food Justice Certification Program, The CLEO Institute, in cooperation with University of Central Florida Sustainability Initiatives and University of South Florida Patel College of Global Sustainability (2020)

    Virtual Presenter, The Ladies of the Law, UCF Multicultural Student Center (2020)

    Presenter, Seeking a Legal Studies Degree, Camp Law & Order, UCF Center for Law and Policy (2019)

    Panelist, Roses are Red and so is Our Tide: Discussion of the Impact of Red Tide on the State of Florida, Ideas for Us, Inc. Hive Meeting (2019)

    Presenter, Mixed-Mode Teaching: The Best of Both Worlds? 2019 Sunshine State Teaching and Learning Conference (2019)

    Moderator, Post-Maria Lessons: What Was Done and What Remains to be Done, 2018 Environmental and Earth Law Summit, Barry University School of Law (2018)

    Panelist, Water, Water Everywhere…but Not a Drop to Drink, 2017 EnergyWaterFoodNexus (EWFN) International Summit, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) (2017)

    Panelist, The 3Ts of Teaching with Technology, 2017 Student Success Conference, Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities (2017)

    Presenter, Three T’s of Academic Technology, 2017 Sunshine State Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Central Florida and University of South Florida (2017)

    Presenter, Real Estate Issues in Family Law: The Do’s and Don’ts, Orange County Bar Association Family Law Committee (2016)

    Presenter, 2015 Family Law Major Seminar, Orange County Bar Association Family Law Committee (2015)

    Panel Moderator, Climate Disruption: Choosing Our Environmental Destiny, Barry University School of Law Environmental & Earth Law Summit (2015)

    Panelist, Jobs in the Environmental Sector, Barry University Environmental Law Society (2014)

    Guest Lecturer, Barry University Environmental and Earth Law Clinic (2013-2016)

    Presenter, 2012 Legislative Update, American Planning Association, Florida Chapter (2012)

    Presenter, Government’s Role in Development and Conservation, Barry University Center for Earth Jurisprudence (2010)

    Presenter, Finding the Allusive Center, Florida Surveying and Mapping Society (2009)

    Panelist, Dealing with Difficult People, Florida Association of County Attorneys annual conference (2003)


  • Recipient of FAMU College of Law Summer Research Grant for research and publication regarding the use of solar electricity to protect weather vulnerable and low-income communities (2023)

  • Co-recipient of the UCF Center for Distributed Learning Course Revision Initiative Grant (2021)

  • Recipient of the UCF Division of Student Learning and Academic Success grant used to create a “High Impact” Environmental Law course (2021)

  • 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)

Courses Taught At FAMU


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