Environmental Law Program

ELP Students Enjoy Pro Bono Opportunities with the Surfrider Foundation

screen-shot-2016-09-23-at-7-55-46-amStudent internship and pro bono opportunities are currently available with the Surfrider Foundation Hawai‘i Chapters. Surfrider is a non-profit organization dedicated to protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Read the full post »

ELP Alumni Update: Mele Coleman

mele-colemanELP alumnae Mele Coleman (’13) currently works as a Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Resources Division, Wildlife and Marine Resources Section. Prior to her current position, Mele has had very extensive work experience. Read the full post »

“Justice and Contemporary Climate Relocation: An Addendum to Words of Caution on ‘Climate Refugees'”

screen-shot-2016-09-11-at-8-48-39-amA recent article by Professor Maxine Burkett, Justice and Contemporary Climate Relocation: An Addendum to Words of Caution on “Climate Refugees,” was among the most read articles on the Wilson Center’s New Security Beat last month.  Read the full post »

Academic and Judicial Perspectives on the IUCN

IMG_20160906_172108853_HDRTuesday evening (Sept. 6), the William S. Richardson School of Law had the pleasure of hosting four panelists: Professor LeRoy Paddock, University of Washington; Professor Lin Harmon (Scholar at Lewis & Clark Law School and President of the Ethical Future Institute in Oregon); The Honorable Merideth Wright (retired Judge, Vermont Environmental Court); and Professor Koh Kheng-Lian, Singapore National University. Read the full post »

Tony Oposa Intergenerational Moot Court

ICJ4ICJ_alyssaELP Director David M. Forman ’93 and Associate Dean Denise Antolini, along with Professor Nicholas A. Robinson and Jullee Kim of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University in New York, convened the first Tony Oposa Intergenerational Moot Court at the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court yesterday, on the first day of the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress. Law students from France, Brazil, South Korea, the Philippines, and the U.S. (New York and Hawaiʻi) made oral submissions before a panel of mock judges representing the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The question presented for an ICJ Advisory Opinion concerned “the responsibility of States under international law to address the global climate crisis for the benefit of present and future generations.” Read the full post »


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