Environmental Law Program

What is ELP? And Catching Up With ELP Alumni!

photo-6On Tuesday, September 24th, ELP held an informational session about the program. In addition, recent ELP alumni, Anna Ishikawa Fernandez (’11) and David Sakoda (’10) shared their stories about law school, life after law school, and how the ELP certificate is working to shape their career path!

Anna Fernandez (pictured right) is the new Department of Land and Natural Resources’ (DLNR) Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement (DOCARE) Legal Fellow. David Sakoda (pictured left) is the current Marine Law Fellow at the DLNR, Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR). In this role, he works closely with staff biologists and a program manager to address marine law issues, reviews reef and fisheries related statutes and administrative rules for amendment, and provides support for the enforcement of DAR resource damage cases before the Board of Natural Resources. David also worked closely over the summer with Marine Law Summer Intern John Foster (’15).

Both Anna and David shared their unique experiences as legal fellows and their most recent efforts to establish an administrative system for natural resource violations. ELP is proud to feature its alumni who are hard at work in the government sector!