The Hawaiian Journal of Law and Politics at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

The Hawaiian Journal of Law and Politics (HJLP) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa just published its third volume. Itʻs last edition, volume 2, was published back in the summer of 2006. The journal is published by the Hawaiian Society of Law and Politics (HSLP) which is a student organization at the university comprised of students, faculty and staff at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

HSLP was founded as a registered independent organization under Co-curricular Activities, Programs, and Services at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in October 30, 2003. In 2014, the organization had disbanded, only to be revived in the Spring of 2021 with an all-new membership.

Volume 3 of the HJLP has three original articles and reprints of articles and chapters that were authored by alumni of HSLP. These alumni all have Ph.D. degrees. Of the original articles, Dr. Kalawai‘a Moore is the Editor of HJLP and is the author of the “Editorʻs Notes,” and the article “American Hegemonic Discourse in Hawai‘i: Rhetorical Strategies in Support of American Control Over Hawai‘i.” Dr. Keanu Sai is the author of “Setting the Record Straight on Hawaiian Indigeneity.” And Dr. Umi Perkins is the author of “Negotiating Native Tenant Rights.”

Authors of the reprint of articles and chapters include Dr. Keao NeSmith who is the author of “Tūtūtʻs Hawaiian and the Emergence of a Neo Hawaiian Language.” Dr. Sydney Iaukea is the author of “The Queen and I: a Story of Dispossessions and Reconnections in Hawai‘i.” And Dr. Lorenz Gonschor is the author of “The Subtleties of a Map and a Painting.”

Professor Niklaus Schweizer is the author of a book review of the “Royal Commission of Inquiry: Investigating War Crimes and Human Rights Violations Committed in the Hawaiian Kingdom.”

Dr. Keanu Sai is the author of “The Royal Commission of Inquiry.” Professor William Schabas is the author of the “Legal Opinion on War Crimes Related to the United States Occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom since 17 January 1893.” And Professor Federico Lenzerini is the author of the “Legal Opinion on the Authority of the Council of Regency of the Hawaiian Kingdom.”

It is recommended to first read Dr. Kalawaiʻa’s “Editor’s Note” where he explains the hiatus of the HJLP since 2006 and why this volume is dedicated to the late Professor Kanalu Young who served as the faculty advisor for HSLP. Followed by Dr. Sai’s article “Setting the Record Straight on Hawaiian Indigeneity,” Dr. Kalawai’s article “American Hegemonic Discourse,” and Dr. Perkins’ article “Negotiating Native Tenant Rights.”

3 thoughts on “The Hawaiian Journal of Law and Politics at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

  1. Ho`omanawanui! E Onipa`a Kakou, Aboriiginal Hawaiian Subjects! Akua, will direct and guide us peace-fully……”UA MAU KE EA O KA `AINA I KA PONO”. Mahalo, e Keanu, Kau`i, Kale, Dexter (Umi- deceased) & for each individual loving supporters for your wisdom, knowledge, and strength in Akua to persevere!
    Aunty Cece, Uncle Francis, niece Valorey, nephew John, great-great grandniece Shonti, great-grand Shanre, Josh and KUPAU, NG OHANA and ALL HAWAI`I!!! GOD BLESS!!!!

  2. ALOHA to our loving, strong and beautiful aboriginal Hawaiian Subjects. Mahalo nui loa na KUMU, for your tire-less research and perseverance in finding the truth AND REVEALING the facts of our HAWAIIAN HISTORY.
    Aunty Cece and Ohana Kupau from pukuilua-hana

  3. Truly remarkable organization and individuals educing our national consciousness from identities based in legal quicksand. I miss our beer garden sessions!

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