Environmental Law Program


ELP Conferences and Symposia through the Richardson School of Law:

March 23, 2019

Invasive Species and Biosecurity in Hawaiʻi

Co-sponsored by the Office of Environmental Quality Control (OEQC), State Environmental Council, and the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR).

May 3, 2019

Climate Change Science and Litigation: Communities Go to Court to Recover Costs of the Climate Crisis

November 9 & 10, 2018

The Role of International Courts in Protecting Environmental Commons

August 8, 2018

US Coral Reef Task Force Symposium 

The Symposium covered a wide range of issues regarding coral reef conservation in the Pacific.

April 7, 2018

Sea Level Rise, Coastal Flood Risk, and Social Vulnerability Workshop

This workshop featured a mixture of informative and powerful presentations by scientific, legal, and government experts, a video presentation by a member of the youth, and web tool demonstrations.

March 31, 2018

ELP Co-Hosts Informational Forum on Toxoplasmosis

Experts representing various backgrounds from universities and the state and federal government highlighted what is currently known about the Toxoplasma gondii parasite and the disease it can cause. 

April 25, 2017

Hawai’i Environmental Court Workshop with Judge Larry Potter

The William S. Richardson School of Law Environmental Law Program, in cooperation with Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful, conducted a workshop on the Hawai’i Environmental Court, with a special focus on O’ahu Litter, Illegal Dumping, and Community Environmental Enforcement.

December 16-17, 2016

Hawaii Marine Resources Enforcement Conference (HMREC)

The second annual two-day environmental conference aimed at strengthening Hawaii’s capacity to enforce laws that protect near-shore ocean resources.


December 13-14, 2016

Symposium on Climate Displacement, Migration, and Relocation

The Council on Environmental Quality, in collaboration with the Hawaii and Alaska Sea Grant College Programs, and the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai‘i Manoa, hosted the Symposium on Climate Displacement, Migration, and Relocation.


June 16, 2016

India-Hawaii Law Symposium

Information on India-Hawaii Law Symposium focusing on the environmental rule of law, the climate crisis, environmental courts, and constitutions and the environment.


June 26, 2015

Hawaii Environmental Court Symposium

Materials and information on the Hawai’i Environmental Court Symposium


June 22-24, 2015

NEPA Workshop

Information on the NEPA workshop held in Hilo, Hawaii.