Sean B. Hecht is the Executive Director of the UCLA Environmental Law Center at UCLA School of Law.
co-directs the Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic and directs the activities of the Evan Frankel Law and Policy Program, which include research and education on governance, regulation, and environmental policy.
current research interests and project topics include climate change's relationship with the insurance sector, environmental impact analysis of governmental decisions, regulation of freshwater resources and waterbodies under the Clean Water Act, and adapting resource management and government decision making to changing climatic conditions.
teaches Public Natural Resources Law and Policy, the Environmental Law Clinic, and a Climate Change Seminar at the School of Law.
He is an advisor to, and a past chair of, State Bar of California's environmental law section, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar environmental law section.
works to build collaborations between academia and practicing environmental lawyers and policymakers.
efore he attended law school, he worked in the nonprofit sector, overseeing environmental programs relating to energy conservation, recycling, and hazardous waste.
After law school, he
served as law clerk for Hon. Laughlin E. Waters of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
began law practice at the firm Strumwasser & Woocher, litigating cases involving election law, employment law, environmental and land-use law, and insurance regulation.
More recently, he served as a Deputy Attorney General for the California Department of Justice, representing the Attorney General and state agencies on environmental and public health matters.