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.
Kamaile Turcan (formerly Nichols) has been chosen for a prestigious law clerk position by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor beginning this summer. Read the full post »
Robyn Pfahl has always has a passion for food policy. During her time at William S. Richardson School of Law (WSRSL), Pfahl wrote her law thesis on “Incentives for Legislating Local Lunch: Growing Hawai`i’s Food Security Through Farm-to-School Programs.” Read the full post »
Recent William S. Richardson School of Law (WSRSL) Environmental Law Certificate awardee, ‘Olu Campbell ‘15, started a new job working as a Natural Resources Management Specialist with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA). Read the full post »
In October of 2015, law school faculty editors and professors Melody Kapilialoha MacKenzie ‘76, Susan K. Serrano ‘98, and D. Kapuaʻala Sproat ‘98 launched the roughly 1,400-page Native Hawaiian Law: A Treatise. Read the full post »
Linda Paul is a 1990 graduate of the William S. Richardson School of Law and founder of the Law School’s Environmental Law Society. She specializes in environmental and land use law, is director of the Ocean Law & Policy Institute of the Pacific Forum-CSIS, and is also president of the Hawaii Audubon Society. Read the full post »