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.
Our last update from ELP alum Jael Eli Makagon (’08) came soon after he started working for Natural Justice, an international development NGO in Cape Town, South Africa in 2012. After living in Cape Town for six months, Jael moved to New York City to conduct outreach and advocacy at the United Nations and other international institutions on behalf of Natural Justice’s local community partners.
This symposium summary captures the discussions and next steps that took place during the workshops that occurred as part of the Symposium on Climate Displacement, Migration, and Relocation on December 12-13, 2016. Read the full post »
Four Richardson students (Claire Colegrove ’17, Arielle Kramer ’17, Rachel James ’18, and Sean Aronson ’17) recently travelled to Japan to attend the inaugural World Community Power Conference (WCPC2016) in Fukushima, Japan. Read the full post »
The Environmental Law Program hosted the 12th Annual Enviromentors event on November 15th, 2016 at Cafe Julia. Read the full post »
The Tony Oposa Intergenerational Moot Court program held during the 2016 IUCN (i.e., International Union for the Conservation of Nature) World Conservation Congress will be aired on ‘Ōlelo four times during the month of November. Read the full post »