Student Profiles

Steve Olivera

I knew my family and I would be happy here, and I've always wanted to live in Hawaiʻi. I was also attracted by WSRSL's small size compared to other Tier One law schools.”

Lauren Kurashige

There are a lot of fun events, panels, and speakers. These events help you learn more about the law profession and also help you get to know your classmates. While you will need time to study, make some time for these events too.””

Matt Tsujimura

I chose Richardson because I know I want to live and practice in Hawaii after I finish school. Richardson provides the best opportunity for networking and connecting with the Hawaii legal community.”

Joanna Zeigler

After reading about law school, I was expecting the professors to publically humiliate the students with the socratic method but it turns out they are quite friendly and even humorous at times.”

Jessica C. M. Uchida

Law school teaches me valuable skills while constantly presenting challenges which test and try my abilities.”

John Reiss

The UH Law community exemplifies the Hawaiian word “ohana.” Students, faculty, and other staff are very friendly and welcoming. There is no aggressive competition between the students, and the professors are welcoming and accessible.”

Sommerset Wong

Keep the balance and communication open with your loved ones. You'll hear this 1000 times but it really is important.”

Andrew E.L. Strand

Hawai‘i is home, and the William S. Richardson School of Law is Hawai‘i’s law school. UH Law School alumni include successful practitioners and valuable contributors to Hawai‘i in a variety of other roles.”

Sarah Sheffield

A highlight for me was volunteering to be a bailiff at the Susan B. McKay competition. I saw upperclassman compete orally in front of real lawyers and judges from our community. I was amazed at the professionalism and skill that the competitors showed.”

Leon J.C. Davenport, III

What surprised you most about UH Law? How hard one has to work. You can't roll out of bed and get a B here.”

Robert Nishimoto

American Inns of Court provides law students an opportunity to participate in interactive instruction with local judges and lawyers.”

Pohai Nu'uhiwa

It's the total package for me. I am able to attend law school at home, be around my family and friends, watch my nephew grow, dance hula, and be a part of a really special community at Richardson.”

Stephanie Batzer

What I like most about UH Law is the open access to our Deans and Professors, the variety of programs and events available to us, and the ability to shape the future of not just our careers, but also our law school.”

Eric A. Irwin

What do you wish someone had told you before you started law school? Read what you want to before you go to law school.”

Dylan Taschner

What I was most surprised about was the diversity of my 1L class. It’s amazing how many different backgrounds, interests and personalities are represented. ”

Cecily Kaya

I was under the impression that law school was a ruthless numbers game, but I've seen for myself that even lawyers 40+ years out from Richardson will stop each other on the streets in downtown to reminisce about their time in school.”

Miyoko T. Pettit

I love that I feel at home on campus. The faculty, administration, staff, and students create an inviting, peaceful environment. Everyone is dedicated to your success. I also get to see rainbows on a weekly basis, don’t need to wear a coat and boots durin”

Charles Fasi II

I think I would like to end up in the court room as a litigator. But who knows, I learn something new every day. There's no telling what will spark my interest next.”

Keone J. Nakoa

When I'm not in class, I can most likely be found in the library, it's the best place to study that I know. However if I'm not on campus, I'm usually spending time with friends or family around town, especially trying out the latest restaurants!”