Ann E. Carlson

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Ann Carlson
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Born1960 (age 62–63)
Academic background
EducationUniversity of California, Santa Barbara (BA)
Harvard University (JD)
Academic work
DisciplineLaw
Sub-disciplineEnvironmental law
Environmental policy
Climate change
Environmental federalism
InstitutionsUCLA School of Law
Chief Counsel of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Nominee
Assumed office
TBA
PresidentJoe Biden

Ann E. Carlson (born 1960) is an American attorney and legal scholar who is the Shirley Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law at the UCLA School of Law, where she also serves as faculty co-director of the Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment.[1][2] She is an expert on U.S. environmental law and policy with a particular focus on climate change and environmental federalism.[1]

On January 21, 2021, it was announced that Carlson would become the chief counsel to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the Biden Administration.[3]

Education[edit]

Carlson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1982 and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1989.[1]

Career[edit]

Carlson joined the faculty of UCLA in 1994.[1] She previously practiced law with the Los Angeles public interest law firm Hall and Phillips (now Phillips and Cohen), where she represented Stephanie Nordlinger in a challenge to California's Proposition 13 in a case that reached the Supreme Court of the United States.[4] Her work representing Emil Stache and Almon Muelhausen in a case under the False Claims Act against Teledyne Industries[5] was featured in the book The Giantkillers.[6]

At UCLA, Carlson has served as Academic Associate Dean and currently serves as Vice Dean for Faculty Recruitment and Intellectual Life. Carlson's scholarship examines unusual arrangements of federalism, evaluation of domestic environmental law and policy, and climate change.[1] Carlson is the recipient of UCLA's highest teaching honor, the Eby Award for the Art of Teaching, and the Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching.[7]

Carlson served as a panelist for the influential National Academy of Sciences committee on Limiting the Magnitude of Climate Change.[8] She is a member of the Steering Committee of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Alternative Energy Future project.[9] Carlson is a frequent commentator on environmental issues[10][11] and a founder of and frequent blogger at Legal Planet.[12]

On January 21, 2021, Carlson was announced as the incoming chief counsel for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.[13]

Works[edit]

  • Carlson, Ann E. (2006). Cases and Materials on Environmental Law. West Publishing. (Roger W. Findley, Daniel A. Farber and Jody Freeman)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Ann E. Carlson". UCLA School of Law. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment". UCLA School of Law. Archived from the original on 20 February 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  3. ^ "U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Biden Appointees Ready to Work on Behalf of the American People | US Department of Transportation". www.transportation.gov. Retrieved 2021-01-23.
  4. ^ Carlyle W. Hall, Jr.; Ann E. Carlson (19 June 1992). "CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY : Make 'Strangers' Truly Welcome : The Supreme Court decision upholding Proposition 13 makes reform of its inequities even more of a priority". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  5. ^ Richard W. Stevenson (23 April 1992). "U.S. Claims Teledyne Faked Tests On Parts for Missiles and Aircraft". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  6. ^ Henry Scammell (February 2005). Giantkillers: The Team and the Law That Help Whistle-blowers Recover America's Stolen Billions. Grove Press. ISBN 9780802141880. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Professor Ann Carlson Wins Highest UCLA Teaching Honor". UCLA School of Law. Archived from the original on 25 February 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change" (PDF). The National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  9. ^ "The Alternative Energy Future – Committee". American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  10. ^ "Obama Doubles Down on Climate Action". Living on Earth. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  11. ^ "California Launches Cap and Trade Program with First Auction". KCRW. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  12. ^ "Ann Carlson". Legal Planet. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  13. ^ "U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Biden Appointees Ready to Work on Behalf of the American People".