University of Hawai’i Law School Dedicates New $9.3M Clinical Building

HONOLULU, HI – The William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UH Mānoa) dedicated its new clinical building on September 6. The celebration capped a 15-year quest to provide an essential space for practical training for law students while simultaneously serving members of the community in need of access to justice.

The $9.3 million project—which included more than $2 million in philanthropic funds—was a combined effort of the law school, UH Mānoa administrators, donors, and the state Legislature.

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The building was built in a portion of the existing Law School parking lot, an area designated in 2008 for expansion in the UH Mānoa Long-Range Development Plan, and is attached to the current Law School building by a second-floor bridge.

The Law School has long needed additional space for its clinical programs that offer hands-on training for law students working with real clients. The Richardson programs are popular with students, and have been singled out nationally for their high quality and innovation.