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 Professor for the Environmental Law Program and Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law, Kapua Sproat, was named a 2015 Environmental Law Education Award “Emerging Scholar” by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (“IUCN’s”) Academy of Environmental Law. Read the full post »
In March 2015, the ELP sponsored Richardson Law student, Raven Sevilleja (’16), to travel to the University of Oregon School of Law for the 2015 Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC). Read the full post »
From October 30 to November 1, students from Dean Antolini’s Environmental Law Class as well as law school faculty and staff, enjoyed a memorable and inspiring service visit to the Hakalau National Wildlife Refuge. Read the full post »
ELP Professors Shalanda Baker and Maxine Burkett contributed their expertise in the new book: International Environmental Law and the Global South. Read the full post »
The Energy Justice Program (EJP) launched its new program with a series of community listening sessions on the North Shore of O‘ahu. Read the full post »