Cara Horowitz

UCLA School of Law

Andrew Sabin Family Foundation Co-Executive Director
Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment


Cara Horowitz is the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation co-executive director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law.  The Emmett Institute was founded as the first law school center in the nation focused on climate change law and policy.  Cara teaches at the law school and directs the work of the Emmett Institute to advance innovative research, public policy debate, and legislative reform to address climate change and its effects.  Before joining UCLA, Cara worked in the non-profit sector as an attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council, where she advocated domestically and internationally to preserve and protect oceans and wildlife.  She has also worked at Caldwell, Leslie and Proctor, a litigation boutique, and served as law clerk to the honorable Dorothy W. Nelson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Horowitz is a 2001 graduate of the UCLA School of Law.