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.
Over a dozen law students took a break from studying for finals to join summer 2013 Jarman Fellow, Joanna Zeigler (’15), at a beach cleanup on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Ala Moana Beach Park. Read the full post »
For spring break 2014, two ELS students, Joanna Zeigler (’15) and Derek Brow (’16) joined the Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project (MKFRP) to plant native trees and restore critical habitat of the Palila, a critically endangered native finch-billed species of the Hawaiian Honeycreeper. Read the full post »
On February 4, 2014, an international seminar titled “Toward Access and a Benefits Sharing Model of Marine Biological Resources in the Asia-Pacific Region” was held at the WSRSL. Read the full post »
Next week Thursday, April 17th, at 12:30 pm in the Moot Court Room, the Environmental Law Program will be hosting a colloquia about the field of energy in Hawaiʻi. Read the full post »
“California, Texas, Hawaii, Maryland and Massachusetts were the top five states for growth in solar power-related job announcements in 2013, according to a nonpartisan business group. Read the full post »