December 7, 2015—The UCLA Newsroom reported on the contribution of UCLA Law faculty and students in Paris for the historic United Nations climate talks: Five UCLA climate and law experts are among the more than 30 UC faculty members attending the 12-day event, along with seven UCLA law students. UCLA is one of only a handful of universities nationwide to send students to these high-level meetings, where Bruins are attending negotiation sessions and providing legal analyses to small-island nations, which are being threatened by rising sea levels.
UCLA law school faculty and climate-change researchers Cara Horowitz and Ted Parson are at the talks to assist the UCLA law school students. Horowitz, Parson and four of the students are part of an official delegation assisting small-island developing nations, a role Horowitz’s students have taken at previous U.N. climate conferences, including last year’s talks in Lima, Peru. The UCLA students are working on behalf of the nonprofit Islands First, which assists small, developing island nations with international negotiations.
Also attending the Paris talks are UCLA law school faculty members Ann Carlson, Alex Wang and Jim Salzman.