Law 591 - Climate Change Law and Policy

Cara Horowitz

Cara Horowitz

Andrew Sabin Family Foundation Co-Executive Director of
the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Co-Director, UCLA Environmental Law Clinic
B.A. Yale, 1996
J.D. UCLA, 2001
UCLA Faculty Since 2008
Course Description:

Global climate change has emerged as the most significant environmental, if not societal, issue of our era. This seminar will explore cutting-edge public policy, legal, and scientific challenges involved in assessing and reducing the causes of climate change, and adapting to projected impacts.  The class will place an emphasis on U.S. policy with some focus on California’s climate policy leadership.  Students will have an opportunity to satisfy the S.A.W. requirement through a semester-long research paper, or may choose to be evaluated based on, inter alia, shorter analytical works.

Course Learning Outcomes:

Learning outcomes for the seminar include the ability to:

-understand the range of, and limits of, law and policy tools to address environmental problems that cross jurisdictional and generational boundaries

-understand, assess, and write clearly about the pros and cons of particular federal and state legislative and regulatory proposals in the area of climate change regulation

-be familiar with the role of law and lawyers in public policymaking

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Cara Horowitz / Harjot Kaur 20S 591 SEM 1 W 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 3.0 No Per instructor's discretion