Areas of Expertise:
environmental law | climate change | greenhouse gases | emissions standards | Clean Water Act
Sean Hecht, co-executive director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law, is an expert on environmental law and policy. Hecht, also the Evan Frankel Professor of Policy and Practice, has research interests that include the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, the relationship between climate change and the insurance sector, environmental impact analyses of governmental decisions, the regulation of freshwater resources and waterbodies under the Clean Water Act, and the ways in which resource management and government decision-making adapt to climate change.
Hecht, who is co-director of the Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic, has been chair of and an adviser to the State Bar of California’s environmental law section and has served on the executive committee of the Los Angeles County Bar environmental law section. He works to build collaborations between academia and practicing environmental lawyers and policymakers.