GIVING TO RICHARDSON
Your gift can help support our mission to develop highly qualified, ethical professionals through excellence in teaching, scholarship, and public service at the William S. Richardson School of Law. Maintaining excellence in our programs and preparing Law School students to become the next generation of leaders would not be possible without the support of our community.
Leading scholars and practitioners with highly specialized knowledge in and across the clustered business law curriculum offer students both theoretical challenges and concrete foundations to enable their success in a new millennium economy driven by global business and internet-related technology and innovations.
The Law School established a program in Environmental Law in 1988 in recognition of the special challenges the State of Hawai‘I faces in developing an environmentally sustainable economy in a unique island environment. The Environmental Law Program trains students to become future attorneys, policy makers, and scholars in the field of environmental law locally, nationally, and internationally.
In 2016, the law school approved a new Certificate in International Law, reflecting the extensive expertise of the faculty and strong student interest in this growing field. The certificate is available to students who pursue a focused course of study in international law.
Native Hawaiian Law
As a Native Hawaiian place of learning, the Law School offers a concentration in Native Hawaiian Law. Anchored in Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law, the Law School offers courses, historic material, and opportunities in research, scholarship, and community outreach in support of Kānaka Maoli, Hawai‘i’s indigenous people.
In keeping with Hawai‘i’s location, culture and history, the Law School has long emphasized the study Pacific-Asian Law. Our Pacific-Asian courses are increasingly important as American law practice has become ever more globalized. They continue to provide a comparative perspective on the U.S. legal system, which we believe is valuable for all of our students.