Environmental Law Program

Students and Practitioners Mingle at the Annual Enviromentors Event

On November 19, 2010, students from the Advanced Environmental Law class practiced semester long lessons on professionalism as they networked with over twenty practicing lawyers in the community. The Enviromentors event was the culmination of a semester’s learning where the students discussed various topics including interviewing skills, proper dress, basic etiquette and socializing do’s and don’t’s in a professional setting. Read the full post »

Advanced Environmental Law Students Take Part in Mock Legislative Hearing

On November 18, 2010, students from the Advanced Environmental Law class presented bills that they worked on in class to Senate Committee on Energy and the Environment Chair Mike Gabbard and the House of Representative Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection Chair Hermina Morita as well as Representatives Chris Lee, Della Au Belatti, Denny Coffman, Cynthia Thielen, and Gil Riviere Read the full post »

ELP Colloquium: James Koshiba on the Role of Law Students in a Movement for More Sustainable, Compassionate, and Resilient Societies

On November 10, 2010, the Environmental Law Program welcomed James Koshiba, Executive Director of Kanu Hawai’i, to discuss the role of law students in a movement for more sustainable, compassionate, and resilient societies. Kanu Hawai’i is a non-profit organization based on O’ahu that combines online tools with traditional organizing to push its almost 13,000 members worldwide to promote an “island style” activism that focuses on personal commitments to change before banding together in demonstrations based in kuleana. Read the full post »

ELP Colloquium: Legislative Session 2011: Actively Participating to Protect Hawaii’s Environment

On November 22, 2010 the Environmental Law Program hosted panelist Marjorie Ziegler, Executive Director, Conservation Council for Hawai‘i, Robert D. Harris, Director, Sierra Club Hawai‘i Chapter, and Mark Fox, Director of External Affairs, The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i. Read the full post »

ELP Colloquium: Ala Loop Homeowners Association

On October 14, 2010, the Environmental Law Program hosted a captivating panel discussion entitled “Ala Loop Homeowners: Recognizing a Private Right of Action under the Hawai‘i Constitution to Enforce Land Use and Environmental Laws.” ELP’s own Professor David Callies moderated a four-person panel including: Thomas L.H. Yeh (Tsukazaki Yeh & Moore); Charleen M. Aina (Deputy Attorney General); David Kimo Frankel (Native Hawaiian Legal Corp.); and, Lisa Woods Munger (Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel). Read the full post »

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