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Marianne Cufone

Director, Center for Environmental Law and Adjunct Professor of Law


  • College of Law
  • Environment
  • Law


Marianne Cufone is an environmental attorney and long time conservation and healthy affordable food advocate. She works in natural resources management, focused on threatened species, oceans, fisheries, food and farming. Over the past 17 years she has challenged and helped write and pass many significant federal, state and local policies and laws. She’s litigated major environmental cases and worked for various non-profit groups through her company, Environment Matters, which provides legal, policy and communications support.

Marianne runs an environmental policy lab at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, in which her students work on social justice cases for non-profit or community clients. She appears in print, television, radio, and other media, is published in various magazines and professional works and testified before Congress. Marianne is the founder and Executive Director of the Recirculating Farms Coalition, an organization that promotes building innovative, eco-efficient farms that use naturally-cleaned, constantly recycled water in addition to or in place of traditional soil-based farming to grow affordable, fresh food. She is a graduate of Boston College and the University of Miami and is a member of the Florida Bar, and the Middle District of Florida, the Louisiana Bar and the Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Classes Taught

Environmental Law Seminar: Advocacy Project