Sean B. Hecht
Lecturer in Law
Executive Director, Environmental Law Center
UCLA School of Law
Sean B. Hecht is the executive director of the UCLA Environmental Law Center at UCLA School of Law. He codirects 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. His 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 water bodies under the Clean Water Act, and adapting resource management and government decision-making to changing climatic conditions.
Before 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. He began law practice at the firm Strumwasser & Woocher, litigating cases involving election law, employment law, environmental and land-use law, and insurance regulation.