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.
Four Richardson students (Claire Colegrove ’17, Arielle Kramer ’17, Rachel James ’18, and Sean Aronson ’17) recently travelled to Japan to attend the inaugural World Community Power Conference (WCPC2016) in Fukushima, Japan. Read the full post »
The Environmental Law Program hosted the 12th Annual Enviromentors event on November 15th, 2016 at Cafe Julia. Read the full post »
The Tony Oposa Intergenerational Moot Court program held during the 2016 IUCN (i.e., International Union for the Conservation of Nature) World Conservation Congress will be aired on ‘Ōlelo four times during the month of November. Read the full post »
As the lights came down inside the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena on the morning of September 1, the international audience inside quieted, and all eyes went to the floor, where for several minutes there had been colorful, orchestrated movement as scores of mea hula (hula dancers) arranged themselves for the opening ceremony. Read the full post »