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Posted at 3:18 a.m., Sunday, June 3, 2007

Three earn Hawaiian law certificates at UH Law School

Advertiser Staff

HONOLULU The William S. Richardson School of Law's Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law has announced that three 2007 graduates are the first recipients of the new Pacific Asian Legal Studies (PALS) Certificates with a Specialty in Native Hawaiian Law.

Receiving certificates were Malina Koani-Guzman, Jocelyn Macadangdang-Doane and Kalikolihau Hannahs

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.