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 200 graduates with certificates in environmental law who are contributing to environmental law and policy in Hawai‘i and throughout the world.
Residents in Hawai‘i, Alaska and the Pacific Islands are on the front lines of the impacts of climate change, and moving to a safer location is one of many adaptation responses that communities are considering. Read the full post »
The Tony Oposa Inter-Generational Climate Justice for the International Court of Justice (“ICJ4ICJ”) Moot Court workshop was convened on Thursday, September 1 at the Hawaii Supreme Court. Read the full post »
On Thursday, October 6, 2016 the Jarman Environmental Law Fellowship, the Food Law and Policy Society, and the Human Rights Club co-sponsored a panel on fishing regulations in the Pacific. This panel was organized as a result of a recent Associated Press report alleging abusive labor conditions affecting foreign workers on American fishing vessels in Hawaiʻi. The fishing industry continues to operate without oversight. Read the full post »
The 2016 Landshark Invitational Surf Contest was held on Saturday, September 10, giving law students and practicing attorneys a chance to meet new faces and hit the water. Read the full post »