Welcome toPacific-Asian Legal Studies
In keeping with Hawai‘i’s location, culture and history, the School of Lawhas long emphasized PacificAsian Legal Studies (PALS). Our Pacific Asian courses seem even more important as American law practicebecomes ever more globalized — and they continue to provide a comparative perspective on the U.S. legal system, which we believe is valuablefor all our students. We offer a broad selection of courses on Pacific Asian legal issues: permanent faculty members teach courses on Chineseand Japanese law and Native Hawaiian rights, and distinguished visitorsoffer shorter specialty courses on Asian and Pacific law. We also encourage students to broaden their exposure to Asia and the Pacific throughexternships, language training and law study abroad, as well as throughparticipation in area studies centers across the University of Hawai‘iMa¯noa campus.Alison W. ConnerDirector, International Programs
Located in a uniqueisland setting with adistinctive multi-ethnicheritage, the Schoolof Law offers premierresources for Asianand Pacific studies.
Law students hold an informal study sessionin our courtyard.