OTHER NEWS FROM THE CENTER…
Announcing the Pacific-Asian Legal Studies Certificate Specialty in Native Hawaiian Law

The Pacific-Asian Legal Studies program and the Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law are pleased to announce the new Pacific-Asian Legal Studies (PALS) Certificate Specialty in Native Hawaiian Law! Beginning in Spring 2007, students will be able to receive a PALS certificate with a specialization in Native Hawaiian Law. Requirements for the specialty in Native Hawaiian Law track many of the PALS requirements, although there are differences. Briefly, the specialty requirements include:

• Successful completion of International Law and Native Hawaiian Rights.

• Successful completion of a minimum of eight credits from a list of approved courses including:

• Advanced Legal Studies - e.g., Federal Indian Law, Historic Preservation Law, Indigenous Peoples’ Rights
• Domestic Ocean & Coastal Law
• International Intellectual Property
• International Ocean Law
• International Protection of Human Rights
• Native Hawaiian Rights Clinic
• Pacific Islands Legal Systems
• An approved externship in Native Hawaiian Law or in the Pacific
• Jurisprudence
• Land Use Management and Control
• Legal Aspects of Water Resources & Control
• Native American Moot Court Competition

• Maintenance of a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better in all courses submitted for certificate approval.

• Successful completion of one of the following:

• An article for the University of Hawai‘i Law Review or the Asian Pacific Law and Policy Journal on an approved Native Hawaiian Law topic.

• A two credit-hour directed study which produces a paper under law school faculty supervision on an approved Native Hawaiian Law topic.

• A Second-Year Seminar paper with an approved Native Hawaiian Law topic.

The complete list of requirements will be posted on the PALS and Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law websites soon.