UCLA Law is a recognized leader in teaching, research and public service in the area of environmental law and policy. Our faculty members develop cutting-edge tools to address environmental challenges on the local, national and global levels.
Our comprehensive environmental law curriculum covers topics ranging from federal and state statutes and the politics of environmental regulation to innovative research on climate change. Courses include Environmental Law, the Environmental Law Clinic, International Environmental Law, Land Use, Public Natural Resources Law and Policy and more.
Based at UCLA Law, the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment is the country’s leading law school-based center focusing on climate change and other crucial challenges in environmental law and policy. Our Environmental Law Clinic offers students invaluable experience in real-world environmental law practice. UCLA Law is deeply engaged with leaders and policy experts from industry, government and the nonprofit world on some of the most pressing environmental issues of the day. Our Journal of Environmental Law and Policy is one of the country’s top environmental law publications.
As an integral part of UCLA – one of the world’s great research institutions – we benefit from close relationships that enable our environmental law faculty and students to collaborate across disciplines. From our Sustainable Technology & Policy Program (a partnership with the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health) to our influential contributions to policy dialogue on how to best implement greenhouse gas regulation in California and nationally, we are setting a global standard in environmental law scholarship and practice.