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 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 »
From October 3 to October 5, 2014, Professor Shalanda Baker of the ELP at WSRSL attended the Fifth Annual Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship. Read the full post »
On August 20, 2014, the WSRSL and the East-West Center sponsored a presentation by Ms. Sheila Watt-Cloutier on “The Right to be Cold.” Read the full post »
From September 26 to September 30, Associate Dean Denise Antolini and ELP Research Assistants Olu Campbell, Frannie Demapan, Nica Nordyke, and Derek Brow attended a 5-day community service retreat to the island of Kaho’olawe. Read the full post »
Associate Dean Denise Antolini received an award for Outstanding Management from the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force during its annual meeting on Maui, September 11, 2014. Read the full post »