UH Manoa Law School awards new environmental law fellowship

Endowment honors Environmental Law Program founder Professor Casey Jarman

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: May 18, 2009

First-year law student Stewart Yerton, a former Honolulu Star-Bulletin business writer, has been selected as the inaugural Jarman Environmental Law Fellow at the University of Hawaii at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law.

Before entering law school, Yerton worked as a freelance journalist after writing for the Star-Bulletin in 2005-06. He previously worked as a reporter in New York, Washington, D.C., New Orleans, and Birmingham. Yerton is a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism.

The Jarman Fellowship is supported by an endowment started in 2005 by hundreds of alumni and friends of the law school‘s Environmental Law Program (ELP). It is named to honor ELP founder and faculty member Professor M. Casey Jarman, and celebrates her 22 years of public service and high standards of excellence in teaching. The endowment provides a summer stipend to a first-year law student at UH Manoa who seeks career development opportunities in the public interest or government sectors of environmental law.

As the first Jarman Fellow, Yerton will conduct legal research and writing for the Honolulu-based non-profit KAHEA: The Hawaiian-Environmental Alliance. Says Yerton, "This fellowship gives me the opportunity to spend the summer doing substantive legal work to help protect the environment and preserve Native Hawaiian cultural resources." Yerton expects his work for KAHEA this summer to focus on issues ranging from Mauna Kea on the Big Island, environmental justice in Waianae on Oahu, and the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.

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