This panel will examine efforts to address climate change at the national level through the lenses of environmental justice and human rights, looking especially at efforts to push for equity in climate policy.
Lecturer in Law
- B.A. UC Berkeley, 1985
- J.D. Santa Clara University Law School, 1989
Scott Ames co-teaches Employment Law with Steven Kaplan. Mr. Ames currently operates his own law practice in Los Angeles and was previously a partner at Serratore Ames LLP and Taylor, Miller, and Ames. He and has been litigating wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, family and medical leave, pregnancy disability leave, unfair competition and trade secret matters, wage and hour class actions, and other employee rights cases for twenty-six years. He has obtained settlements and verdicts for his clients totaling more than a hundred million dollars, and he has established a well-deserved reputation as one of the top Labor and Employment lawyers in Southern California. Mr. Ames' demonstrated record of success has resulted in him being named among the Top 100 Attorneys in Southern California in 2012, 2013 and 2015 by SuperLawyers and Los Angeles Magazine, and recognized by SuperLawyers and Los Angeles Magazine in the field of Labor and Employment Law from 2007 to the present. Mr. Ames was awarded “Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law – Individuals (Los Angeles)” in 2015 and 2017 by Best Lawyers®, and been recognized by Best Lawyers® in the field of Employment Law - Individuals from 2006 to the present. Mr. Ames speaks frequently at legal programs throughout California on employment law, is a long-standing member of the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section, and a long-standing member of the California Employment Lawyers’ Association. Mr. Ames is also active in his community, and has served on a number of committees and boards of non-profit organizations which seek to improve the lives of the disenfranchised or the working poor.
Mr. Ames earned his B.A. in History at UC Berkeley, and his J.D. from Santa Clara University Law School.