Faculty Profiles

Sean Hecht

Sean B. Hecht

Co-Executive Director, Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Evan Frankel Professor of Policy and Practice
Co-Director, UCLA Law Environmental Law Clinic
B.A. Yale, 1988
J.D. University of Michigan, 1995
UCLA Faculty Since 2003

Articles and Chapters

Combatting Sea-Level Rise in Southern California: How Local Governments Can Seize Adaptation Opportunities While Minimizing Legal Risk (with Megan M. Herzog), Hastings West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law & Policy (forthcoming, 2013).
Insurance, in Ch. 14The Law of Adaptation to Climate Change (edited by Michael B. Gerrard and Katrina Fischer Kuh, American Bar Association, 2012). Full Text
California's New Rigs-to-Reefs Law, in Southern California Environmental Report Card 2010 (UCLA Institute of the Environment, November 2010). Full Text
Climate Change and the Transformation of Risk: Insurance Matters, 55 UCLA Law Review 1559 (2008). Full Text
Limiting Liability in the Greenhouse: Insurance Risk-Management Strategies in the Context of Global Climate Change (with C. Ross and E. Mills), 43A Stanford Journal of International Law 251 (2007). Reprinted in 26A Stanford Environmental Law Journal 251 (2007). Full Text
Environmental Law Teachers’ Perspectives on Preparing New Lawyers for Practice (with A. Amos and J. Weis), Conference Proceedings, ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, 36th Annual Conference on Environmental Law 289 (2007).
Stormwater Regulation, Southern California Environmental Report Card 2004, UCLA Institute of the Environment (October 2004).
Paths of Resistance and the Limits of Hegemony, 1 Yale Graduate Journal of Anthropology 92 (1988).


It's No Time to Drop Ball on Environment (with M. Rhead Enion), Sacramento Bee (Jan. 20, 2011).
An Environmental Blueprint for California: How Governor Brown can ensure the State’s environmental health and economic prosperity (January 2011). Full Text
Paying for Pollution: Proposition 26 and its Potential Impacts on State Environmental and Public Health Protections in California (October 26, 2010). Full Text
Proposed Law on Land Sell-Off Benefits Speculators, Not Public, Daily Journal (Nov 28, 2005).
Bill Calls for Citizen Enforcement of Environmental Laws, Daily Journal (June 3, 2005).
Forest Restoration Bill Addresses a Non-Problem, Sacramento Bee (June 5, 2003).