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Student Organizations

Students with Keiki

Students with Keiki is a group of Law School students with infants, children and teenagers. The group provides parenting and studying resources, organizes family social opportunities, and encourages students as they juggle law school and family life.

Law for Youth Empowerment (LYtE)

Law for Youth Empowerment (LYtE) seeks to provide Law-Related Education (LRE) and mentorship to incarcerated and at-risk youth in Hawaii.  Through facilitated workshops based on our original LRE curriculum, we hope to empower Hawaii’s incarcerated youth with...

Federalist Society

The Federalist Society is dedicated to providing visiting conservative and libertarian academics and luminaries in the spirit of bringing frank and open debate of current issues to the law school.

Hawaiʻi Women Lawyers (HWL)

Hawaii Women Lawyers – Student Division.

Our mission is to improve the lives and careers of women in all aspects of the legal profession, to influence the future of the legal profession, and to enhance the status of women and promote equal opportunities for...

Students for Public Outreach & Civic Education (SPOCE)

Students for Public Outreach and Civic Education’s (SPOCE) mission is to empower at-risk youth by teaching classes about the law and its effects on their lives, to help them become more informed citizens and active members of the community.  The program seeks to...

American Bar Association - Law Student Division

"The Mission of the American Bar Association is to be the national representative of the legal profession, serving the public and the profession by promoting justice, professional excellence and respect for the law."

Hazel Beh Scholarship Committee

Professor Hazel Beh

Law and Business Organization (LBO)

The Law and Business Organization at the Law School is a graduate/professional organization providing a vehicle for students interested in business law to exchange ideas, to network with practitioners in the business and business law communities, and to prepare...

Environmental Law Society (ELS)

The Environmental Law Society is one of the largest and most active student organizations at the William S. Richardson School of Law. Created in 1987, ELS has built an impressive program of education, scholarship, and public service.

James S. Burns Aloha Chapter, American Inns of Court IV

James S. Burns Aloha Chapter, American Inns of Court IV is the Hawaiʻi chapter of the larger American Inns of Court (AIC).  AIC is designed to improve the skills, professionalism and ethics of the bench and bar.

William S. Richardson Literary Journal: A Creative Outlet

In Hawai'i once thrived law students empowered,
Such that in their karass lurked nary a coward.
So when the challenge was creating,
They moved way past frustrating,
Thus in their hands great literature flowered.

Advocates for Public Interest Law (APIL)

Advocates for Public Interest Law is an organization within the Hawai'i legal community whose purpose is to encourage public interest legal work. APIL began with a gift from the 1985 graduating class of the University of Hawai'i's William S. Richardson School of...

ʻAhahui O Hawaiʻi (Hui)

'Ahahui O Hawai'i (aka the Hui) is the Native Hawaiian Law Student Organization at the William S. Richardson School of Law. The Hui, founded in 1973, is the oldest student organization at the Law School.

Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity (DTP)

Delta Theta Phi is a Legal Fraternity at the Law School with over 100 members. DTP enhances the law school experience by providing academic support, networking opportunities and fosters lifelong relationship with fellow students, attorneys, and the community at...

La Alianza

La Alianza promotes awareness about and justice for the growing and diverse Latino/a community in Hawai‘i.

Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity, Richardson Inn (PDP)

"A local inn of the fraternity, formed in the spring of 1979, is named in honor of former Chief Justice William S. Richardson of the Hawai‘i Supreme Court. The fraternity is dedicated to the professional and social interests of its members and to service to the...

Student Bar Association (SBA)

The SBA is the student body's advocate within the the law school campus, the larger university and is also an umbrella organization overseeing nearly two dozen student organizations.

Filipino Law Students Association (FLSA)

The Filipino Law Students Association (FLSA) is dedicated to strengthening the Filipino community through Filipino scholarship and leadership in Hawai’i’s legal...

Black Law Students Association (BLSA)

"The National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA), founded in 1968, is a national organization formed to articulate and promote the needs and goals of black law students and effectuate change in the legal community."

Lambda Law Student Association

Lambda seeks to foster communication regarding issues relating to persons of diverse sexual orientation and to bring greater awareness to the law school community of these issues.

Native American Law Students Association Hawai'i Chapter (Native American Moot Court)

The University of Hawai'i Native American Law Students Association (UHNALSA) is a chapter of the National Native American Law Students Association and promotes the study of Federal Indian Law, Native Hawaiian Law, and indigenous peoples' issues.

Pacific-Asian Legal Studies Organization (PALSO)

PALSO regularly welcomes attorneys and academics for talks and lectures on a range of topics and hosts a number of social events that gathers the law school community to promote our common interests in Pacific and Asian cultures.


University of Hawaiʻi Law Review

The University of Hawaiʻi Law Review is a student-run journal publishing scholarly works authored by judges, scholars, and practioners.

Asian-Pacific Law and Policy Journal (APLPJ)

The Asian-Pacific Law and Policy Journal is a web-based, American legal journal covering issues in Asia and the Pacific Rim.

Moot Court and Client Counseling Teams

Hispanic Moot Court Team

The Hispanic Moot Court is a national competition sponsored by the Hispanic National Bar Association. The brief writing and oral presentation of the competition are focused on a case concerning current civil rights on a national scale. Since a team has been put...

Native American Moot Court Team

The William S. Richardson School of Law has competed in National Native American Moot Court since 1996. Try-outs for the competition are held in the Fall and the national competition is held in the Spring.

Space Law Moot Court Team

Each year since 1992, the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) has hosted the Manfred Lachs Moot Court Competition (http://www.iislweb.org/lachsmoot/index.html).

International Intellectual Property Moot Court Team

The John Marshall Law School Internet and Privacy Law Competition is a national moot court competition concerned with Internet, Technology, and Tort law. The competition is an annual event held in Chicago at the John Marshall Law School with international and...

International Negotiations Team

"The ABA Law Student Division's Negotiation Competition promotes greater interest among law students in legal negotiation and provides a means for them to practice and improve their negotiating skills.

Client Counseling Team

The purpose of the Client Counseling Competition is to promote greater knowledge and interest among law students in the preventive law and counseling functions of law practice and to encourage students to develop interviewing, planning, and analytical skills in...

Robert F. Wagner Labor and Employment Moot Court Team (Unofficial)

Each Spring, the New York Law School's Moot Court Association administers the Robert F. Wagner, Sr. National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition (Wagner Competition).

Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Team

The competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations.

Environmental Moot Court Team

The William S. Richardson School of Law Environmental Law Moot Court Team is a three-student team that competes in the Pace University School of Law’s National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition. The team is required to write a brief and compete in several...

International Environmental Moot Court Team

The Stetson Moot Court Competition covers issues in international environmental law.

Ete Bowl

The Ete flag football team is made up of female law school students. Each year they play in the Ete Bowl, a flag football game between the Etes and the alumnae team, The Bruzers.  For more information, please see Ete Bowl...