Dr Benjamin Franta

Senior Research Fellow in Climate Litigation, Sustainable Law Programme

Ben Franta is a Senior Research Fellow and the Head of the Climate Litigation Lab at the Oxford Sustainable Law Programme in the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. The Climate Litigation Lab is a new multidisciplinary research initiative to inform, supercharge, and accelerate climate change litigation globally.

Ben holds a JD from Stanford Law School and is a licensed attorney with the California State Bar, a PhD in History from Stanford University, a separate PhD in Applied Physics from Harvard University, an MSc in Archaeological Science from the University of Oxford, and a BA in Physics and Mathematics from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He is also a former research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

His research and writing has appeared in 10 languages, been cited in the U.S. Congressional Record, and published in numerous scholarly and popular venues including Nature Climate Change, Global Environmental Change, The Guardian, Project Syndicate, and more.