Faculty Profiles

Ethan Elkind

Ethan Elkind

Director of the Climate Change and Business Program
B.A. Brown University, 1998
J.D. UCLA, 2006
UCLA Faculty Since 2006

Ethan Elkind is the Director of the Climate Change and Business Program, with a joint appointment at UC Berkeley School of Law and UCLA School of Law. In this capacity, he serves as the lead author of UCLA-UC Berkeley’s grant-funded series of policy reports on business solutions to combat climate change. He also researches and writes on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), climate change law, environmental justice, and other environmental and energy law topics. His book Railtown: The Fight for the Los Angeles Metro Rail and the Future of the City was published by University of California Press in January 2014. Previously, Elkind taught at UCLA Law School’s Frank Wells Environmental Law Clinic and served as an environmental law research fellow. 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. Elkind is a regular host of the weekly call-in radio show "City Visions" on the San Francisco NPR affiliate KALW 91.7 FM, airing Monday nights at 7pm.