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.
The William S. Richardson School of Law Commencement Ceremony took place on May 15, 2016 at the Andrews Amphitheater University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Read the full post »
On Friday, April 29, 2016, ELP alumnae and former Research Associate Frances “Frannie” Demapan ’15, took her oath as the newest NMI Bar member. Read the full post »
On April 19, 2016, the Environmental Law Program hosted the 11th Annual Enviromentors event at Cafe Julia. Read the full post »
On Thursday, March 3, 2016, the Environmental Law Program and Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law co-sponsored a panel discussion, “Exploring the Next Steps to Mālama Mauna Kea.” Read the full post »
Associate Dean Denise Antolini, along with Environmental Law Program Law Fellows John Foster ’15 and David Sakoda ’09, both of whom are working at the State Department of Land & Natural Resources on marine resources and enforcement issues, made a joint presentation to the North Shore Chapter of the Outdoor Circle on the new Hawaii Environmental Court established in July 2015. Read the full post »