UCLA School of Law
Co-Executive Director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment; Evan Frankel Professor of Policy and Practice
Sean B. Hecht is the Co-Executive Director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, Evan Frankel Professor of Policy and Practice, and Co-Director of the Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic at UCLA School of Law. He teaches Public Natural Resources Law and Policy, Environmental Law, the Environmental Law Clinic, and a California state environmental law seminar. He builds collaborations on environmental issues involving academia, practicing environmental lawyers, advocacy organizations, policymakers, and the business community. Sean is a past chair of the State Bar of California’s environmental law section, and the founding board chair of the Harbor Community Benefit Foundation, a nonprofit that works to mitigate Port-related environmental impacts and improve environmental quality in the near-Port Los Angeles communities of San Pedro and Wilmington. His research includes analyzing the insurance and finance sectors’ roles in addressing climate change, researching the application of environmental impact analysis under laws such as the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and studying the adaptation of decision making in the governmental and private sectors to changing climatic conditions, including sea level rise.