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 200 graduates with certificates in environmental law who are contributing to environmental law and policy in Hawai‘i and throughout the world.
A Planet Under Siege: The Role of Environmental Courts and the Global Judicial Institute for the Environment was a workshop event held as part of the 2016 IUCN Congress on September 4, 2016. Read the full post »
Student internship and pro bono opportunities are currently available with the Surfrider Foundation Hawai‘i Chapters. Surfrider is a non-profit organization dedicated to protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Read the full post »
ELP alumnae Mele Coleman (’13) currently works as a Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Resources Division, Wildlife and Marine Resources Section. Prior to her current position, Mele has had very extensive work experience. Read the full post »
A recent article by Professor Maxine Burkett, Justice and Contemporary Climate Relocation: An Addendum to Words of Caution on “Climate Refugees,” was among the most read articles on the Wilson Center’s New Security Beat last month. Read the full post »
Tuesday evening (Sept. 6), the William S. Richardson School of Law had the pleasure of hosting four panelists: Professor LeRoy Paddock, University of Washington; Professor Lin Harmon (Scholar at Lewis & Clark Law School and President of the Ethical Future Institute in Oregon); The Honorable Merideth Wright (retired Judge, Vermont Environmental Court); and Professor Koh Kheng-Lian, Singapore National University. Read the full post »