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 October 23,2014, the Environmental Law Program and Environmental Law class hosted Retired Judge Merideth Wright of the Vermont Environmental Court. Read the full post »
From October 9 to October 11, 2014, ELP Professor Shalanda Baker attended the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) Teaching Conference at the Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).
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On October 9, members of the Environmental Law Clinic helped to facilitate a workshop for the Kauaʻi County Council. Read the full post »
Beginning Fall 2015, students at William S. Richardson School of Law will be able to partake in the Energy Law Program. Read the full post »
On October 16, 2014 the Environmental Law Program was pleased to host Thomas Gorak, General Counsel for the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), Commissioner Lorraine Akiba, and Deborah Kwan, PUC’s Chief of Consumer Affairs & Compliance. Read the full post »