VNR: New clinical building at UH law school holds dedication ceremony

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Brent Suyama, (808) 956-8856
UH Spokesman, UH Communications
Posted: Sep 6, 2019

New clinical building at the UH law school
New clinical building at the UH law school

Link to video and sound (details below):

WHAT: The new clinical building at the William S. Richardson School of Law was formally dedicated today, with a blessing and lei-untying ceremony.

WHO:  In attendance were justices, legislators, prominent attorneys, UH leaders, and law school administrators, faculty, staff and students.

WHERE:  UH law school, 2515 Dole Street, UH Mānoa campus

WHEN:  Today, Friday, September 6, 2019, 3:30 p.m.


  • The new $9.3 million building will serve as space for the growing clinical programs offered by law school faculty and students as part of course work for graduation and to prepare students for law practice.
  • The building will house clinical service providing thousands of hours of free legal help annually to some of Hawaii’s most vulnerable people, including the elderly, youth, prisoners, veterans and families living at or near poverty levels.
  • It will also provide much-needed space to develop students’ trial, practice and advocacy skills.
  • The project broke ground in September 2016.

Link to video and sound:

BROLL:  (1:25)

15 shots: maile lei untying, crowds entering



Avi Soifer, law school dean (14 seconds)

"We have much to celebrate. This is a wonderful collaboration, involving not just our donors but many other people who worked on this for a long time. Students, staff and faculty, and people around the university were very proud and happy today."

Molly Olds, law student (8 seconds)

"So the Hawaii Innocence Project is a clinic at the law school that works to seek justice for those who are wrongfully convicted."

Molly Olds (6 seconds)

About the new clinical building: “It’s great because it’s going to offer more space and privacy to interact with partners, clients and volunteer attorneys."