UH Law School graduates are recipients of first certificate in Native Hawaiian Law

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Jun 1, 2007

HONOLULU — The William S. Richardson School of Law's Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law announces that 2007 graduates Malina Koani-Guzman, Jocelyn Macadangdang-Doane and Kalikolīhau Hannahs are the first recipients of the new Pacific Asian Legal Studies (PALS) Certificates with a Specialty in Native Hawaiian Law.

The certificate is the first of its kind and requires completion of courses in international law, human rights and natural resources law, and intensive legal writing on Native Hawaiian Law, in addition to the regular course curriculum to earn a juris doctorate.

The Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law was established in 2005 at the William S. Richardson School of Law through a Native Hawaiian Education Act grant. The Center focuses on education, research and scholarship, community outreach, and the preservation of invaluable historical, legal, and traditional and customary materials. It also offers new courses and supports Native Hawaiian law students as they pursue legal careers and leadership roles.

For more information, contact Cynthia Quinn, Director of Communications and External Relations at 956-5545.