Environmental Law Program

Innovative Career Paths

ELP graduates are also blazing careers in innovative ways.

Interdisciplinary Careers

Michael Dahilig (’06), is a joint-degree graduate with the UH Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Mr. Dahilig’s other experiences include clerking for a judge on Kauai, working at an environmental consulting firm, and serving on the UH Board of Regents.

Kim (Moffie) McIntyre (’02), moved to San Diego, attended Scripps Institute of Oceanography, and formed her own consulting firm on ocean policy issues with fellow Scripps graduates.

Peter Whitfield’s (’06), post-law school experiences include clerking for a federal judge in North Carolina and creating his own non-profit organization dedicated to protecting endangered species.

Academia

Ruth Hokulei Lindsey (’02), Assistant Professor of Law, Southern Illinois University

Kapua Sproat (’98), Assistant Professor, William S. Richardson School of Law, Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Amy Ono (’01), Career Services Director, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii at Manoa

FEATURED PROFILES

Ruth Hokulei Lindsey

Ruth Hokulei Lindsey – WSRSL Class of 2002 – Assistant Professor of Law, Southern Illinois University.

After completing her J.D. from the William S. Richardson School of Law, R. Hokulei Lindsey pursued an L.L.M. from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

She is now an Assistant Professor at the Southern Illinois University School of Law and her primary area of research focuses on the intersection of property law and Native peoples’ land rights and territory. Professor Lindsey’s interests also include intellectual property and traditional knowledge rights of Native peoples.

Source: http://www.law.siu.edu/Faculty_staff/Lindsey/index.php

Kim (Moffie) McIntyre – WSRSL Class of 2002 – Strategic Ocean Solutions, Director of Ocean Law & Policy

After graduating in 2002 from the William S. Richardson School of Law, Kim moved to California to pursue a Master’s of Advanced Studies in marine biodiversity and conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. Kim then formed her own consulting firm, Strategic Ocean Solutions, to focus on ocean policy issues with fellow Scripps graduates. She serves as the firm’s Director od Ocean Law & Policy. As indicated in her profile on the company’s website, “Kim believes that a sustainable ocean policy is a delicate balance between the values of the community and the natural needs of the ecosystem. She brings this forward-thinking approach to all her efforts to shape effective marine conservation laws and policies.”

Source: http://www.healthyocean.com/kim_mcintyre.html