Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment Executive Director
Department: School of Law
2497 Law Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476
Keywords: Climate, Law, Public Policy
B.A. Yale, 1996
J.D. UCLA, 2001
UCLA Law faculty since 2008
Cara Horowitz is the first Andrew Sabin Family Foundation Executive Director of the Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment, which is dedicated to studying and advancing law and policy solutions to the climate change crisis and training the next generation of leaders in creating these solutions. The Emmett Center was established alongside, and as a complement to, the UCLA Environmental Law Center, home of the well-established Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic and the Evan Frankel Environmental Law and Policy Program. Both centers support a rich array of environmental law curricula offerings and top-quality scholarship by members of the environmental law faculty.
Prior to joining the faculty, she worked on oceans and wildlife issues as a staff attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council, where she litigated high-profile cases and advocated domestically and internationally for answers to complex environmental challenges. She has also worked at Caldwell, Leslie and Proctor, a litigation boutique, and served as law clerk to Judge Dorothy W. Nelson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Horowitz is a 2001 graduate of the UCLA School of Law, where she was an Articles Editor of the UCLA Law Review and ranked first in her class.