Ethan Elkind is the Director of the Climate Program at the Center for Law, Energy and the Environment at UC Berkeley and leads the Climate Change and Business Research Initiative on behalf of the UC Berkeley and UCLA Schools of Law.
He taught at UCLA law school’s Frank Wells Environmental Law Clinic and served as an environmental law research fellow. In 2018 he co-authored a report for the California Department of Transportation, “Implementing SB 743: An Analysis of Vehicle Miles Traveled Banking and Exchange Frameworks,” with Ted Lamm and Erik Prather, published by the Institute of Transportation Studies and CLEE at UC Berkeley.
Ethan has a background in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), climate change law, environmental justice, and other environmental law topics.
In 2005, he co-founded The Nakwatsvewat Institute, Inc., a Native American nonprofit organization that provides alternative dispute resolution services and support for tribal governance, justice and educational institutions. His book on the history of the modern Los Angeles Metro Rail system was published by University of California Press in January 2014.
B.A. Political Science, Brown University
UCLA law faculty since 2006