Environmental Law Program

ELP Co-sponsors First Hawaiʻi Marine Resources Enforcement Conference

fb400b_a2e76d2248364d49be26996f61e602f0A two-day environmental conference aimed at strengthening Hawaii’s capacity to enforce laws that protect near-shore ocean resources opened July 18, 2014, at the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson Law School. Read the full post »

Tuna, Eels, Sharks, and Whales: Wildlife Conservation Laws versus Japanese Food Culture

Daryl ArakakiOn August 18th, 2014 we were delighted welcome Professor Daryl Arakaki, graduate of William S. Richardson School of Law and Professor at Osaka Gaukin University, Japan. Professor Arakaki’s current research interests focus on ecotourism, zoo tourism, and the plight of endangered animal species. Read the full post »

Shaelene Kamakaʻala ’14 Takes Legal Internship at The Nature Conservancy

ELP Grp2014 - Version 3 Beginning on August 25th, Shaelene “Shae” Kamakaʻala ’14 will begin as Legal Intern at The Nature Conservancy. Shae will work with TNC through the beginning of November, assisting the Marine and External Affairs programs with assembling written records of community-based marine management activities for some of the coastal communities TNC has been working with on Hawaiʻi Island and Maui Nui. Read the full post »

Lora Reeve ’12 Accepted into the PhD Program at the University of Wollongong

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Lora L. Nordtvedt Reeve (’12) has been accepted into the research doctoral program in international ocean law at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources & Security (ANCORS) in the University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia. Her project is entitled “Acoustic Impact in the High Seas: Developing Global Governance to Manage Anthropogenic Underwater Noise In Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction.” Lora will begin her research in March 2015 and anticipates the award of her PhD in 2018. While she was a student at Richardson School of Law in addition to her JD, Lora completed her Graduate Ocean Policy Certificate, Environmental Law Certificate, and Master of Science in Zoology with a research emphasis in marine mammal acoustics and foraging ecology. She also served as Research Assistant to Professors Jon Van Dyke and Sherry Broder, was awarded an Elizabeth Sharpe Fellowship at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and traveled to Warsaw, Poland for an externship with the International Union for Conservation (IUCN) High Seas Task Force. Lora’s only advice to environmental law students: Find someone who is doing exactly what you want to do and offer to work for them pro bono.

ELP Director Meets with Malaysian Chief Justice

2014-07-16 18.00.30ELP Director David M. Forman ’93 met with The Right Honourable Tun Arifin Zakaria, Chief Justice of Malaysia, on July 17, 2014 in the CJ’s chambers at Istana Kehakiman (the Palace of Justice), Putrajaya. Topics covered during their lengthy conversation included Malaysia’s establishment of an Environmental Court in September 2012, as well as the CJ’s involvement with the Asian Judges Network on Environment and his role as Co-President of the United Nations Environment Programme’s World Congress on Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability in June 2012. ELP looks forward to additional networking and likely future collaboration as a result of this productive meeting. Read the full post »


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