The Alumni Association was formed in 1977 as a non-profit 510(c)(7) organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Hawai'i. The Association provides a channel of communication between the School of Law and its alumni and friends to further social, professional and educational activities among those sharing a common interest in the School of Law, and encourages and provides funds for accomplishing the purposes of the Association. The Association is managed by a Board of Directors of 21 members, including five officers and sixteen non-officer directors, all of whom are graduates of the William S. Richardson School of Law.
The Alumni Association publishes a quarterly newsletter, participates
in the first-year student orientation program, and sponsors a number of events throughout the year including continuing legal education seminars and sporting events (the annual Ete Bowl women's flag football, softball, and bowling) for alumni, students and faculty. Since 1985, the Association has sponsored the annual Alumni/Friends Benefit Golf Tournament which has raised significant funding for scholarships for law students dedicated to public service and for the University of Hawai'i Elder Law Program (UHELP). The Alumni Association also assists in the
School's fundraising and development efforts.
WSRSL alumni serve an important indirect role in placement, as our graduates are partners and associates in almost every law firm in the state. School of Law graduates also fill top positions in numerous state and county agencies and departments.