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Ulu Lehua Program

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The Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law

Dual Degree and Graduate Certificate Programs

Elder Law Program

Pro Bono Program

Environmental Law Program

LL.M. Program for International Students

Pacific-Asian Legal Studies

Hawai'i Innocence Project

Student Organizations

William S. Richardson School of Law


2515 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822

Tel: (808) 956-7966
(808) 956-3000 (Application Request Line)
Fax: (808) 956-3813
E-mail: lawadm@hawaii.edu
Web: www.hawaii.edu/law

Dean: Aviam Soifer
Associate Dean for Student Affairs: Laurie A. Tochiki
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: Hazel G. Beh
Chief Operating Officer/Senior Advisor: Dale W. Lee


D. Antolini, MPP, JD— environmental law, legal research and writing, torts
J. Barkai, MBA, JD—negotiation and alternative dispute resolution, evidence, prosecution clinic
H. Beh, PhD, JD—advanced torts, contracts, higher education law, insurance law, legal research and writing
C. Booth, JD—Asian insolvency and commercial law, debtors’ and creditors’ rights, secured transactions
R. Brown, JD, LLM—labor law, employment law, employment discrimination law, Asia comparative labor law, Chinese law, U.S.-China comparative labor law
D. Callies, JD, LLM—land use, legal research and writing, property law, state and local government law
W. Chang, JD—conflicts of law, indigenous peoples rights, jurisprudence, Native Hawaiian rights, water resources
A. Conner, PhD, JD—law and society in China, Chinese business law, Asian comparative law, business associations, introduction to American law
D. Conway-Jones, JD, LLM—government contract law, intellectual property, international intellectual property, internet law and policy, legal research and writing
L. Foster, PhD, JD—securities regulation, readings in Chinese legal materials, legal research and writing, international commercial dispute resolution
V. Hench, JD, LLM—civil rights, criminal justice, criminal procedure, gender and law, Hawai‘i Innocence Project
C. Jarman, JD, LLM—administrative law, domestic ocean law, environmental law, wildlife and natural resources law, legal research and writing
L. H. Krieger, JD—Director, Ulu Lehua Program, legislation, statutory interpretation, civil procedure
M. Levin, JD, LLM—law and society in Japan, Japanese business law, international business transactions, legal research and writing, sales
J. Levinson, JD, LLM—business associations, corporate finance, high growth entrepreneurship, law and psychology, legal research and writing
M. MacKenzie, JD—Native Hawaiian rights, Native Hawaiian rights clinic, advanced legal studies in Native Hawaiian law, legal research and writing
C. Pang, MPH, JD—children and law, family law, lawyering skills, legal research and writing
J. Pietsch, JD—elder law, elder law clinic, health law, bioethics, legal research and writing
J. Ramsfield, JD—legal discourse, composition theory, linguistics
R. Roth, JD, LLM—professional responsibility, trusts and estates, federal income taxation, nonprofit organizations, and estate planning workshop
L. Seeger, JD, MLawLibr—legal research and writing
J. Van Dyke, JD—constitutional law, international law, international human rights, international ocean law
E. Yamamoto, JD—civil procedure, advanced procedure/complex litigation, public law litigation, race, culture and law, reparations

Cooperating Graduate Faculty

S. Blodgett-Ford, JD—intellectual property
C. Christensen, JD— federal Indian law; historic preservation law
J. Egan, JD—immigration law clinic
F. Kimura, JD—family law clinic, child welfare clinic
C. Petersen, JD—administrative law, legal research & writing
S. Serrano, JD—legal research & writing
K. Sproat, JD—environmental law clinic