Thursday, June 4, 2009

Law School Admission Test Preparation begins

This Saturday, Ka Huli Ao will begin its Law School Admission Test preparation program. Previously, the program was completed operated by the law student organization, ʻAhahui o Hawaiʻi with support from the William S. Richardson School of Law and Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law. We are confident that Ka Huli Ao will build upon the success of ʻAhahui o Hawaiʻi.

Initially, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs funded the program through grants. Now, Ka Huli Ao funds the program through its funding. The adoption of this program by Ka Huli Ao will help to keep the program sustainable and permanent as student leaders enroll and graduate from the law school.

Derek Kauanoe, a Ka Huli Ao Post-JD fellow who oversees the program, and Liam Skilling who conducts the classes are both excited for the incoming class. Previously, Liam and Derek worked on this program when it was managed by ʻAhahui o Hawaiʻi.

We have a good number of aspiring advocates for the Native Hawaiian community. Program participants have interests in various issues that include:

  • foster care,
  • the environment,
  • culture,
  • language,
  • and traditional & customary rights.

Derek is excited to know that many of these program participants not only have an interest in these issues but have also been demonstrably active in the community.

We had an overwhelming response to our program this year. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate every applicant. We are exploring possibilities to offer another class this fall to prepare aspiring law school applicants for the December 2009 LSAT. Anyone interested should CLICK HERE and subscribe or join the e-mail. We use that e-mail list to provide program updates.

We will definitely keep you posted on updates regarding this group.

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