Liam Skilling '07

  • Director of the Evening Part Time Program and Academic Success
  • Lecturer in Law
  • Associate Faculty Specialist


  • BA University of Wisconsin, Madison 1993
  • JD William S. Richardson School of Law 2007


Liam Skilling is the Director of the Evening Part-Time Juris Doctor Program, the Director of Academic Assistance, and a Lecturer-in-Law.

Director Skilling teaches Legal Practice, Legal Research, and Interdisciplinary Child Welfare Clinic. His primary areas of interest are education law and policy, charter school law, child welfare, law school pedagogy, and curriculum reform. In 2008, he received the Dean’s Medal for Outstanding Service to the Law School.

Before law school, Director Skilling spent several years working in K-12 education. As a corps member in Teach For America, he taught in East Palo Alto, CA. As a law student, he co-created a program designed to increase the enrollment of Native Hawaiian and other under-represented groups at the Law School by providing LSAT preparation classes. After graduation, Director Skilling served as a law clerk for Magistrate Judge Barry M. Kurren of the United States District Court, District of Hawaiʻi.

Director Skilling is originally from New York City and now lives in Mānoa with his wife and two daughters.