The Law School's Environmental Law Program (ELP) was established 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. ELP trains students to become future attorneys, policy makers, and scholars in the field of environmental law locally, nationally, and internationally.
Accordingly, ELP offers a significant number of courses to second- and third-year students that allows them to explore the opportunities and challenges in this emerging field of law.
Students also may opt to earn a Certificate in Environmental Law. Students wishing to complete the ELP certificate undertake a core series of classes and must complete a directed study, externship, produce a scholarly article or paper, or participate as a member of the Environmental Law Moot Court Teams. Thanks to its dedicated faculty, ELP has gained national recognition, and is currently among the finest environmental programs in the United States.