Jaclyn Lopez

Assistant Professor of Law

B.A., University of South Florida
M.S., University of Arizona
J.D., University of Denver, Sturm College of Law School
LL.M., University of Florida

Email: [email protected]
Office: (Gulfport)

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A Florida native with a passion for conserving the state’s wildlife and natural spaces, Professor Jaclyn Lopez comes to Stetson Law from the Center for Biological Diversity, where she served as the environmental nonprofit’s Florida Director and senior attorney. She holds a master of laws in environmental and land-use law from the University of Florida and a J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She also holds a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Arizona.

While at the Center for Biological Diversity, Professor Lopez’s work involved advocating for protection of ecosystems in the Caribbean and the Southeast U.S. She has written, taught, and presented extensively on environmental topics, including at Stetson Law. Professor Lopez presented on red tide in Florida waterways in August of 2021 as part of the Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture Series. In January of 2017, she spoke about the hazards of Florida’s phosphate industry as part of the series, and in April of 2016, she presented at the 16th International Wildlife Law Conference on “The Miraculous Life of a Sea Turtle.” She also served as a final-round judge for the 2020 International Environmental Moot Court Competition.