Giving to the Law School

Judge Ezra’s 'Federal Courts' class listens with rapt attention to Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s exchange with students during the Jurist-in-Residence Program in February 2012. Made possible by donations from Case Lombardi & Pettit and friends of the Law School.

The William S. Richardson School of Law is a community of creative problem solvers, effective advocates, and courageous leaders who seek justice.

Our mission is to provide a collaborative, multicultural community that prepares students for excellence in the practice of law and related careers that advance justice and the rule of law.  We seek to develop highly qualified, ethical professionals through excellence in teaching, scholarship, and public service; and we embrace Hawai‘i’s diversity and values and recognize a special responsibility to our state and the Pacific region.

We are proud of our diversity, our clinical programs, and our part-time program that bring us national recognition.  Maintaining excellence in these areas is among our highest priorities.  As state and federal support decline and the cost of attendance rises, the need for private philanthropy is greater than ever.  We are grateful for the support we receive from the school’s alumni and friends, which makes our success possible.

There are many ways to support us.  For more information about outright gifts, life income gifts, matching gifts, and estate planning, please visit the University of Hawaiʻi Foundation website.