Maoli Thursday: Native Hawaiian Ancestral Land: Where Do We Go From Here?

Thursday, September 1, 2011 (All day)

Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law Presents: Maoli Thursday
11:45AM - 1:00PM
Moot Court Room

Maoli Thursday is a lunchtime forum & speaker series held every first Thursday of the month.
This event will be live-streamed at
Free & open to the public
Refreshments will be served if you RSVP by Thursday, August 30, 2011 to NHLAWCTR@HAWAII.EDU

Stephanie Chen is a Post-Juris Doctor Research and Teaching Fellow at Ka Huli Ao. Her research focuses on the chronic loss of Native Hawaiian ancestral lands through quiet title actions. This semester, Stephanie is co-teaching the Environmental Law Clinic, which will explore the intersect between natural and cultural resource preservation – especially the relationship between Western legal methods of securing land title – and the conservation of Native Hawaiian ancestral lands. During law school, Stephanie clerked for the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation and the Legal Aid Society of Hawai`i. Stephanie earned her J.D. with an American Indian Law Certificate from the University of Colorado in 2010.

Davis Price is a Post-Juris Doctor Research Fellow at Ka Huli Ao. Davis is developing a law school course curriculum that will educate students about the unique history of land title and tenure in Hawai`i, show students how to engage in the title search process, and enable them to address complex issues that arise in land and development disputes. During law school, Davis worked at Kamehameha Schools’ Endowment Land Assets Legal Division and at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ Native Rights, Land, and Culture Hale. Davis graduated from the William S. Richardson School of Law in 2010 with a Certificate in Native Hawaiian Law.

Moderated by Melody Kapilialoha MacKenzie, Associate Professor and Director Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law