J. Michael Howell '12

  • Research Fellow, Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law


  • JD William S. Richardson School of Law 2012
  • BA Creighton University 2008


Michael is a Post-Juris Doctor Research Fellow at Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law.  During law school, Michael worked for Professor Danielle Conway as a research assistant, as a law clerk in the land use and environmental division of the law firm of Imanaka, Kudo, and Fujimoto, and as a legal research assistant at the Hawaii Disability Rights Center where he researched and published an online database showing trends in Hearing Officer rulings on special education cases.  Michael also assisted in editing a pro se defendant’s guide to quiet title and partition in Hawai‘i as well as assisting many pro se defendants in an actual quiet title and partition action as an Environmental and Native Hawaiian Law clinician.

Michael graduated from Creighton University in 2008 with a B.A. in English and a minor in biology.  In May of 2012, Michael earned his J.D. with certificates in Environmental Law and Native Hawaiian Law from the William S. Richardson School of Law.