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Starting July 6th, May 2020 alumni may access the Law Library Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm to study for their bar examination.  Students must make a seat reservation before coming to the Law Library to study.  For further information, please review the procedures and restrictions at our seat reservation page:

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Why Good Friday is a Legal Holiday in Hawaiʻi

By Roberta F. Woods, J.D., M.L.I.Sc. In Hawaiʻi, official holidays are enumerated in the Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes Section 8-1. Because of Hawaiʻi’s history as a Constitutional Monarchy, residents of Hawaiʻi get three additional holidays than many other states, but they also get Good Friday off. The official holidays are: The first day in January, New […]

Free Access to Online Legal Courses

Hotshot Legal, a digital learning platform, is offering free access to its full library for all law students and faculty. You’ll get free access to three courses. It offers over 160 courses across transactional, litigation, tech, and business-acumen topics, and can be used for classes, clinics, to prep for the summer, etc. Sign up at

Meet Your New Westlaw Student Rep

Introducing David Nguyen, 2L. I asked David a little about himself, and this is what he shared. What was your undergraduate major in?Political Science What is your favorite law class?Law of Armed Conflicts Tell us something about Westlaw we may not know.Westlaw has a new drafting function that can create your table of authorities for you!  […]

Researching Census Information on Filipinos in Hawai’i: 1850-2017

By Ellen-Rae Cachola, Evening Supervisor and Archives Manager Filipinos have been immigrating to Hawai’i since the Hawaiian Kingdom into the present.  Evidence of this can be found in databases that collected census information during the different Hawaiian government jurisdictions–the Constitutional Monarchy of the Hawaiian Kingdom (1840-1893), the Territory of Hawaiʻi (1900-1959) and the State of […]