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.
Amy Brinker ’11, an ELP alumni, was recently named Sustainability Manager with Kamehameha Schools. In her new role, Brinker has been tasked to chair KS’s organization-wide sustainability council, while also developing and running a variety of sustainability initiatives and programs. Read the full post »
On Monday, April 14, 2014, ELP held the 9th annual Enviromentors at Cafe Julia in the downtown YWCA. Read the full post »
On Thursday, April 17, former First Circuit Court Judge Michael D. Wilson was sworn in to a ten-year term as associate justice of the Hawai‘i Supreme Court. Read the full post »
On February 17, 2014, a group of young Filipinos submitted to the Philippine Supreme Court a Petition for the Writ of Kalikasan (Nature) against the Philippine Government. Read the full post »