Cara A. Horowitz is the first Andrew Sabin Family Foundation executive director of the Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA Law, which is dedicated to advancing climate change law and policy.
She oversees research and education on climate change issues, including federal and state regulation, international law and climate policy. Horowitz joined UCLA from the staff of the Natural Resources Defense Council, where she worked on wildlife and endangered species protection. Her practice at NRDC included federal court litigation, administrative advocacy, Congressional lobbying and international law work. After law school, Horowitz served as law clerk to the Honorable Dorothy W. Nelson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She began law practice at the firm Caldwell, Leslie, Newcombe & Pettit in Los Angeles, litigating cases involving environmental and land-use law. Before attending law school, Horowitz worked in the nonprofit sector as a community organizer for a national consumer rights and environmental organization. She graduated first in her class from UCLA School of Law, earning a J.D. with a concentration in public interest law and policy. She earned a B.A. degree from Yale College, where she majored in molecular biophysics & biochemistry and literature.
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