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.
ELP Director David M. Forman ’93 met with The Right Honourable Tun Arifin Zakaria, Chief Justice of Malaysia, on July 17, 2014 in the CJ’s chambers at Istana Kehakiman (the Palace of Justice), Putrajaya. Topics covered during their lengthy conversation included Malaysia’s establishment of an Environmental Court in September 2012, as well as the CJ’s involvement with the Asian Judges Network on Environment and his role as Co-President of the United Nations Environment Programme’s World Congress on Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability in June 2012. ELP looks forward to additional networking and likely future collaboration as a result of this productive meeting. Read the full post »
Amy Brinker ’11, an ELP alumni, was recently named Sustainability Manager with Kamehameha Schools. In her new role, Brinker has been tasked to chair KS’s organization-wide sustainability council, while also developing and running a variety of sustainability initiatives and programs. Read the full post »
On Monday, April 14, 2014, ELP held the 9th annual Enviromentors at Cafe Julia in the downtown YWCA. Read the full post »
On Thursday, April 17, former First Circuit Court Judge Michael D. Wilson was sworn in to a ten-year term as associate justice of the Hawai‘i Supreme Court. Read the full post »