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.
On February 19 – 21, 2015, the William S. Richardson School of Law’s National Environmental Law Moot Court (NELMC) Team, composed of Joanna Zeigler (3L), Lida Angier (3L), Derek Brow (2L), and Team Assistant Emily Gaskin (1L), competed in the Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition at Pace University in White Plains, New York. Read the full post »
On February 6th – 8th, 2015 William S. Richardson School of Law’s International Environmental Law Moot Court Team, composed of Nica Nordyke, David Stapp, and Jordan Davis competed in the Regional Round of the Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition at American University Washington College of Law in Washington D.C. They proudly finished 2nd overall! Read the full post »
On Wednesday, February 4, 2015, the Honorable Hilario Davide, a former Chief Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court, presented before the Climate Justice for Future Generations class, along with other attendees, with Professor Tony Oposa Skyping into the conversation from the Philippines. Read the full post »
On January 22, 2015, the ELP sponsored a presentation by visiting Professor Mark Safty on the possibilities and challenges of sustainable energy at both the local and global level. Read the full post »