Sean Hecht is the father of two teenage boys, the husband of restorative justice practitioner Rebecca Weiker, and a faculty member in the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law. Sean is a frequent speaker and media commenter on a wide range of environmental, environmental justice, natural resources, and energy law and policy issues. He collaborates on projects with practicing environmental lawyers, environmental and environmental justice advocacy organizations, policymakers, and the business community.  He co-authored a widely-cited article on the President’s authority to abolish or diminish National Monuments [Mark Squillace, Eric Biber, Nicholas S. Bryner, & Sean B. Hecht, Presidents Lack the Authority to Abolish or Diminish National Monuments, 103 Va. L. Rev. Online 55 (2017). Along with co-counsel in Center for Biological Diversity v. Department of Fish and Wildlife (Newhall Ranch), he received the 2016 California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) Award for environmental law. He blogs at  Sean also plays mountain dulcimer, cello, and other instruments and is on the music team at IKAR, his Jewish community in Los Angeles.