Meet Our Faculty
Our faculty are internationally recognized experts across a wide range of fields and disciplines—from environmental law and Native Hawaiian law to international law and Pacific-Asian legal studies. They prepare Richardson Law School students for the complexities of law practice, while inspiring them to make lasting impacts in Hawaiʻi, throughout the United States, and internationally. Learn more about our Richardson ‘ohana below.
Faculty Research: Shaping Law and Policy
The faculty at Richardson Law School are leading scholars engaged in diverse and groundbreaking research. Their interdisciplinary scholarship shapes the development of law and policy in Hawaiʻi and beyond. In collaboration with law students, Richardson faculty produce books, scholarly articles, empirical studies, and essays that advance legal knowledge and grapple with important issues that impact lives and communities.
Recent Faculty Scholarship
Deaning Critically: Leadership Fundamentals
by Dean Camille A. Nelson
In Deaning Critically, Dean Nelson contends that both Critical Race Theory and Fulghum’s “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” offer foundational principles for understanding our society, culture, systems, and structures and provide key insights for leadership and critical deaning.
Pūpūkahi I Holomua: Critical Lessons of Social Healing Through Justice for Native Hawaiians
by Troy J.H. Andrade
In Pūpūkahi I Holomua, (forthcoming), Professor Andrade employs Prof. Eric Yamamoto’s social healing through justice working principles to examine the State of Hawai‘i’s uneven efforts to reconcile with Native Hawaiians for historical injustices.
Race and Consumer Law
by Andrea Freeman
In her chapter, Race and Consumer Law, in the Oxford Handbook of Race and Law in the United States, Professor Freeman explores how racism intersects with different aspects of consumer activity, including retail redlining, racial profiling, the gig economy, car purchasing, credit, and mortgages.
Artificial Intelligence Subordination: Consequence of the Failure to Govern
by Emile Loza de Siles
In Artificial Intelligence Subordination, Professor Loza de Siles uniquely considers the impacts of the ongoing failure to govern artificial intelligence (AI) systems and uses for which humans are their decisional subjects and contends that this failure threatens a digital form of AI-mediated involuntary servitude and subordination.