Troy Andrade

Troy J.H. Andrade (’16) is a proud alumnus of the American Studies Department and currently serves as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law and Interim Director of the Ulu Lehua Scholars Program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa | William S. Richardson School of Law.  Professor Andrade begin his legal career clerking for Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald of the Supreme Court of Hawai‘i.  He then became a civil litigator with McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon LLP, where his practice focused primarily on complex commercial litigation, administrative law, and appellate litigation.  Professor Andrade has represented clients in matters relating to the most contentious issues in Hawai‘i, including the regulation of genetically modified organisms and pesticides, homelessness, and Native Hawaiian self-determination.  Professor Andrade’s scholarly interests center on the political and legal history of Native Hawaiians; his dissertation specifically analyzed the often contentious history of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.  Professor Andrade currently serves as co-chair of the Hawai‘i State Bar Association’s Civic Education Committee and has also been appointed to serve on the five-member Executive Board of the Judiciary History Center.