Welcome to the Environmental Law Program (ELP) of the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. The School of Law is located in the dramatically beautiful Hawaiian archipelago. The most isolated land mass in the world, the Hawaiian islands are home to spectacular and unique ecosystems that are particularly vulnerable to disruption. Recognizing the challenges that Hawai‘i faces in developing an environmentally sustainable economy, the School of Law began developing its vibrant and diverse program of environmental law studies more than twenty years ago. ELP is nationally recognized and has over 160 graduates with certificates in environmental law who are contributing to environmental law and policy in Hawai‘i and throughout the world.
On January 22, 2015, the ELP sponsored a presentation by visiting Professor Mark Safty on the possibilities and challenges of sustainable energy at both the local and global level. Read the full post »
UH Mānoa Newspaper, Ka Leo, covers the commencement of our new energy law program, expected to begin in Fall 2015. Read the full post »
On Tuesday, November 18, the Environmental Law Program, in collaboration with the Hawai’i State Bar Association, hosted the Natural Resource Scholar Talks at the William S. Richardson School of Law. Read the full post »
On November 20, 2014 we were delighted welcome Professor Lackshman Guruswamy,the Nicholas Doman Professor of International Environmental Law at the University of Colorado at Boulder,and the Environmental Law Program’s Distinguished Scholar in Residence. Read the full post »
On October 23,2014, the Environmental Law Program and Environmental Law class hosted Retired Judge Merideth Wright of the Vermont Environmental Court. Read the full post »