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.
Visiting Professor Daniel Rohlf from Lewis and Clark Law School generously donated his time to give a presentation to Richardson students and faculty on “Putting the ‘Wild’ Back in Wildlife.” Professor Rohlf had been teaching a short course on Wildlife law at Richardson this semester. Read the full post »
On February 7, 2014, the Environmental Program and the Indigenous Politics Program co-hosted a colloquium on “Seed Politics and Practices” featuring University of California Los Angeles Professor Alisson Carruth. Read the full post »
ELP and the Filipino Law Student Association (FLSA) partnered to bring FLSA’s first “Anti-Imperialist Lawyering Series: the Hawaiʻi Legislative Process 101″ featuring law students and FSLA president, Khara Jabola-Carolus (’15) and ELP RA Shae Kamakaʻala (’14). Read the full post »
On January 28, 2014, the WSRSL Environmental Law Program hosted a colloquium entitled “The Road-Sharing Movement: Philippine Environmental Law in Action” featuring internationally-renowned environmental advocate, Antonio Oposa Jr. Read the full post »
At an earlier stage in his working life, Doug Cole (’10) had a real estate license and learned more about development law while he was studying to be an attorney. So he knows all about blueprints. Read the full post »