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.
Associate Dean Denise Antolini, along with Environmental Law Program Law Fellows John Foster ’15 and David Sakoda ’09, both of whom are working at the State Department of Land & Natural Resources on marine resources and enforcement issues, made a joint presentation to the North Shore Chapter of the Outdoor Circle on the new Hawaii Environmental Court established in July 2015. Read the full post »
January term students had the pleasure of learning from visiting Harvard Law School professor and renowned environmental lawyer, Richard Lazarus, during a one-week course titled Environmental Law in the Supreme Court. Read the full post »
On Thursday February 25, ELP hosted a lunchtime colloquium to discuss environmental advocacy at the legislature from the perspective of the Sierra Club of Hawai‘i, the Surfrider Foundation- Oahu Chapter, and former Honolulu City Council member and founding Assistant Dean of the University of Hawai‘i William S. Richardson School of Law, Leigh-Wai Doo. Read the full post »
ELP alumnus Marti Townsend, Director of the Sierra Club Hawaii Chapter, was recently featured on the front cover of MidWeek. Read the full post »
Associate Professor Shalanda Baker, an ELP faculty member, was recently named chair of the International Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). Read the full post »