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Native Hawaiian Law Fellowship Launched

Posted on | August 28, 2009 | Comments Off

Mānoa’s Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law launches a new fellowship program in the William S. Richardson School of Law with a gift of $750,000 spread over the next three years from Kamehameha Schools. The gift will fund four annual post-juris doctorate research fellowships to support research, scholarship, teaching and/or other research-related projects in Native Hawaiian law.

“The fellowship program enables recent law graduates to undertake advanced research to deepen knowledge and understanding of the legal issues facing the Hawaiian community,” says Ka Huli Ao Director Melody Kapilialoha MacKenzie. “The fellows’ research and papers will be published for use by Native Hawaiian and other communities, scholars, and the public at large.”

The funds will be used for stipends for the four fellows and for services and expenses, including travel and administration, associated with the Fellowship Program.

Inaugural Research Fellows are Liʻulā Nakama, Nāpali Souza, Breann Swann, and Titiimaea Taʻase.

Read the news release.

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