Ann E. Carlson

Vice Dean and Professor School of Law

2102 Law Building

Los Angeles, CA 90095

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B.A. UC Santa Barbara
J.D. Harvard

Areas of Expertise

Domestic climate change legislation and litigation, Clean Air Act, environmental litigation, Supreme Court.


Professor Carlson's research interests include domestic global warming legislation and litigation, environmental law and the constitution, federalism and environmental law, and the role social norms play in affecting environmentally cooperative behavior. She has published recent articles on heat waves and climate change, California's greenhouse gas automobile emissions standards and social norms and environmental behavior. She is the author with Daniel Farber and Jody Freeman of Environmental Law (7th Ed. 2007). She co-edited the 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 Southern California Environmental Report Cards.