Emerging Leaders and the Future of Environmental Law – Workshop and Experience Hawai’i Social and Cultural Event

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Workshop and Experience Hawaii Social and Cultural Event

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Friday 2 September 2016

William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

2515 Dole Street, Honolulu 96822, Classroom 2

(See transportation note below)

RSVP to: Environmental Law Program, William S. Richardson School of Law

Kuʻulei Arakaki (Shunya@hawaii.edu) by September 1 if possible

(please RSVP to get a dinner ticket, last-minute walk-ins very welcome but cannot guarantee food)

Who should come?

All Early Career IUCN participants interested in environmental law and policy, WCEL members, Academy of Environmental Law members, Hawaiʻi environmental lawyers, Richardson Law School students and alumni….and anyone interested in the future of conservation. 

You need not be registered for the IUCN Congress to attend this workshop and social/cultural event.

RSVP by September 1, 2016 

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Agenda

Friday, 2 September 2016

5:00 – 5:15 Welcome: Justice Michael Wilson (Supreme Court of Hawai‘i), Associate Dean & Professor Denise Antolini (William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai‘i)

Opening Address: Co-Chairs: Nick Bryner (UCLA School of Law, USA) & Michelle Lim (Griffith Law School, Griffith University, Australia)

5:15 – 6:00 Speed Presentations

3 minute presentations by emerging environmental law experts. Presentations will set out environmental and legal challenges for sustainable futures as well as mechanisms for addressing those issues. Speakers will identify the key legal principle or principles underlying effective responses to the challenges highlighted in each presentation.

Holly Jonas, Ridge-to-Reef and Forever Sabah, Malaysia

Jonathan Liljeblad, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia

Maria Muavesi, IUCN Oceania

Elaine Hsiao, Vice- Chair, Young Professionals, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas

Traci Deen, Center for Earth Jurisprudence, Barry University, USA

Mahesh Cleveland, Law Student, Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai‘i

Alyssa Kau, Law Student, Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaiʻi

Kylie Wager, Earthjustice, Honolulu

Tim Vandeveer, Hawaiʻi State Democratic Party Chair, Law Student, Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai‘i

6:00 – 6:30 Idea Incubator

“Speed meeting” approach where participants highlight the key challenges and approaches for conceptualising the key challenges and potential ways forward for the future of environmental law.

Participants face each other. Two minute discussion to brainstorm a list of key challenges and ways forward for the environment and environmental law. Once the two minutes are up participants move to a different partner to repeat the process.

Once you have spoken to 5 people, write ideas on Post-It notes on the wall under two headings: “Challenges” and “Solutions”.

6:30 – 6:45 Stretch break

During this time the Chairs will synthesise key issues and approaches identified on the Post-its.

6:45 – 7:20 Plenary session

Michelle Lim & Nick Bryner

Presentation and discussion of ways forward based on Post-its.

7:20 – 7:30 Closing Remarks

Denise Antolini, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai‘i

Antonio Benjamin, Chair WCEL and Justice, National High Court of Brazil

7:30 Dinner & Cultural Experience in the Courtyard:

Delicious local food from Juicy Brew: Mega-Vegetarian Dishes + Organic chicken + Herb-Fruit Teas + Dessert

Juicy Brew Fruit Ale Bar: No-Host, pay per drink

Hula Performance: “Na Wahine ‘O Ka Hula Mai Ka Pu’uwai” (The Women who dance hula from the heart), Candy Pollock, Kumu Hula 

RSVP to: Environmental Law Program, William S. Richardson School of Law

Kuʻulei Arakaki (Shunya@hawaii.edu) by September 1 if possible

(please RSVP to get a dinner ticket, last-minute walk-ins OK but cannot guarantee food)

 

For more information about this exciting IUCN Congress side event, contact Co-Chairs

Michelle Lim (michelle.lim11@gmail.com) or Nick Bryner (nickbryner@gmail.com)

 

Transportation Options include Carpool, Public Bus, Uber:

Carpool: Please contact shunya@hawaii.edu by September 1 to join a carpool to and from the event arranged by the Richardson Law School students. Meet at Info Desk (see map below), First Floor, Main Lobby, Hawaiʻi Convention Center (4:00 pm, 4:15 pm, 4:30 pm last run).

Public Bus: From the Hawaiʻi Convention Center to Law School (19 minutes via “CityExpress! UH Manoa” bus A leaves from Kapiolani Blvd & McCully Street, a 7 minute walk to bus stop) every 10 minutes, $2.50 pay on the bus (car pool recommended for return trip)

Uber: 15 minutes, $10 appx.

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