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.
On December 16 and 17, 2016, the William S. Richardson School of Law’s Environmental Law Program hosted the 2016 Hawaiʻi Marine Resource Enforcement Conference (“HMREC 2”). As the second Hawaii Marine Resource Enforcement Conference (the first was in 2014), HMREC 2016 was a great success in terms of strengthening the network of legal professionals focused on marine resource enforcement, as well as providing opportunities for community and agency collaboration. Read the full post »
Professor Maxine Burkett is featured in the March 2017 issue of Hawai‘i Business Magazine. Read the full post »
Dr. Neal Stewart, the Ivan Racheff Chair of Excellence in plant molecular genetics at the University of Tennessee, visited Richardson on Tuesday, January 24, for the first colloquium of 2017 hosted by the Environmental Law Program. Read the full post »
In December 2016, the White House Council on Environmental Quality, in collaboration with the Alaska and Hawaii Sea Grant Programs, and the William S. Richardson School of Law Environmental Law Program, presented a two day symposium, titled Climate Displacement, Migration, and Relocation. Read the full post »
On October 28-30, 2017, students from Dean Antolini’s Environmental Law class enjoyed a weekend service trip to the Hakalau National Wildlife Refuge located in Hilo, Hawaii. Lucy Brown, ELP student, shares her memorable experience: Read the full post »