About the Emmett Center
The Emmett Center is dedicated to studying and advancing law and policy solutions to the climate change crisis. The Emmett Center works hand in hand with UCLA School of Law's leading environmental faculty and programs, including the Environmental Law Center, the Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic, and the Evan Frankel Environmental Law and Policy Program.
Ann Carlson is the inaugural Faculty Director of the Emmett Center, as well as the Shirley Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law and Vice Dean for Faculty Recruitment and Intellectual Life. She is a co-author for the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report on Mitigating Climate Change.
Ted Parson is Faculty Co-Director of the Emmett Center, and the Dan and Rae Emmett Professor of Environmental Law. He is a leading expert on climate change law and policy, whose research was highly influential in drafting the Montreal Protocol.
Cara Horowitz, '01, is the Executive Director of the Emmett Center, in a position generously funded by and named for the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation.
"Climate change is a complex issue impacting us all. The Emmett Center will be an important new research center studying the broadest scope of these issues and generating new findings to further educate the public about climate change concerns. Dan Emmett and his family are to be commended for their forward-thinking philanthropy and for their contributions to UCLA's research and teaching on the environment."
— California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols