University of Hawaii - William S. Richardson School of Law

University of Hawaii - William S. Richardson School of Law

The William S. Richardson School of Law is a collaborative, multicultural community preparing students for excellence in the practice of law and related careers that advance justice and the rule of law. We develop highly qualified, ethical professionals through excellence in teaching, scholarship, and public service. We embrace Hawaii’s diversity and values and recognize a special responsibility to our state and the Pacific region. We lead in environmental law, Native Hawaiian law, and Pacific-Asian legal studies.

Contact Info


Website: https://www.law.hawaii.edu/
Address: 2515 Dole Street Honolulu, HI, 96822-2350 USA
Admission Phone: (808) 956-5557
Admission Email: [email protected]

2017 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students305
Student-faculty ratio14:1
Tuition $23,142 per year (full-time, in-state)
$46,566 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$17,544 per year (part-time, in-state)
$35,112 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$20,013
Founded In1974
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline07/01/19
Full-time program application fee$ 75
Financial Aid Deadline02/01/19
Can first years start other than fall?No

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University of Hawaii - William S. Richardson School of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

University of Hawaii - William S. Richardson School of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

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Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
TheAuburnMan 148 A 3.62

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TrayMoe88 140 P 3.20

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manglona4980 142 A 3.67

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Tapkannia 160 P 3.82

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Hayley 165 P 4.00

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GLiew 157 P 3.30

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Jaredcquinn 149 A 3.68

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jaimelkr12 154 P 3.30

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Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants549549
Number of Offers281281
Number of Matriculants9393
75% GPA3.523.52
Median GPA3.203.20
25% GPA2.942.94
75% LSAT156156
Median LSAT152152
25% LSAT151151
2017 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students306
Total Students Receiving Grants171
% of Students Receiving Grants56
75% Grant Amount$6,000
Median Grant Amount$4,000
25% Grants Amount$4,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:This school does not award scholarships that may be reduced or eliminated based on law school academic performance

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (51)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (4)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (1)

2017 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (36)
  • Hispanics (7)
  • Black or African American (1)
  • Asian (28)
  • American Indian / Native (1)
  • Other (0)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (3)
  • Two or more races Total (34)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (5)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (0)


  • Total Women% (45)
  • Total Men% (54)
University of Hawaii - William S. Richardson School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2017 102 72.55%
2016 71 70.42%
2015 101 89.11%

Total Graduates 2017

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (177)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (52)
  • Employed Other (8)
  • Unemployed (72)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (3)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association