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.
This summer, Frank Cioffi (evening student; class of 2016) completed a full-time, intensive clerkship in the Summer Honors Program at the Office of General Counsel (OGC) at EPA headquarters in Washington DC. Frank summarized his experience as follows: Read the full post »
ELP evening student Frank Cioffi was selected to receive the prestigious Hawaii State Bar Association Natural Resources Section award for the best Second Year Seminar (SYS) paper on an environmental law topic for his paper entitled, “Filling Holes in the Air: Addressing Sites Contaminated by Air Emissions under CERCLA Arranger Liability.” Read the full post »
Leslie Cole-Brooks is a distinguished graduate of the William S. Richardson School of Law, and Environmental Law Program certificate awardee. Read the full post »
The ELP is proud to announce that WSRSL graduate and ELP certificate recipient Marti Townsend (’05) has been named the new director of the Sierra Club Hawai’i Chapter. Read the full post »
The William S. Richardson School of Law at University of Hawai’i at Manoa, the Hawai’i State Judiciary, and various environmental organizations are gearing up for the launch of Hawaii’s environmental court on July 1 – the second of its kind in the nation. Read the full post »