UH Manoa School of Law hosts book reception for authors of "The Role of Customary Law in Sustainable Development"

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Jun 21, 2006

HONOLULU — David Callies, the Benjamin A. Kudo Professor of Law at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa‘s William S. Richardson School of Law, is a co-author of the recently published book, The Role of Customary Law in Sustainable Development. A collaborative study that examines the role of customary law in creating natural resource management systems, its publication will be celebrated by the School of Law with a book reception for the authors on Tuesday, June 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Moot Court Room and the Courtyard of the School of Law (2515 Dole Street).

Callies collaborated on the book with Peter Orebech, Fred Bosselman, Jes Bjarup, Martin Chanock, and Hanne Petersen, who are all internationally known scholars and teachers spanning the globe to include Norway, Sweden, Australia, Denmark, and the United States.

Through case studies from Hawaiʻi, Greenland, and Norway, this book provides valuable insights into methods of managing resources in a sustainable way. The Role of Customary Law in Sustainable Development is available for purchase from Cambridge Press.

Callies teaches real property, land use planning, state and local government and an advanced writing seminar at the School of Law. He is a graduate of DePauw University, and received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and a LL.M. degree from the University of Nottingham. He is also a life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University, and has served as past chair of the Real Property and Financial Services Section of the Hawaiʻi State Bar Association and the Section of State and Local Government Law of the American Bar Association.

In addition to The Role of Customary Law, Callies is a recognized expert in land use laws and is co-editor of the annual Land Use and Environmental Review with Dan Tarlock. This is Callies‘ fourteenth book.

For more information about the reception, contact Ming Chi at ming.chi@uhf.hawaii.edu or (808) 956-6545.

For more information, visit: http://www.hawaii.edu/law