Hawaii

This BLAST trip takes a multidisciplinary approach to community work in the uniquely diverse Hawaiian Islands. Primarily we will provide legal services ranging from housing clinics,  indigenous land rights, and address community needs prompted by COVID-19. We will be working under the supervision of Legal Aid Society of Hawai’i and Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation. At Legal Aid, students will have the opportunity to support community needs through legal research and/or direct client services. At NHLC, students will have a chance to work on a variety of cases affecting Native Hawai’ian cultural and land rights. Throughout the year, students will be trained to engage in culturally competent and human-centered pro bono work. We look forward to working with you!

 

Time Commitment: The estimated time commitment over two semesters is about 60 hours: about 10 hours for readings/official team meetings, about 6 hours of miscellaneous training and activities, and the entire Spring Break (3/19-3/27) during which students will work about 40hrs. Between meetings, there will be assignments designed to familiarize participants with the history, current events, and legal issues prevalent in Hawai’ian communities. In the spring semester, we will complete any training materials that our partner organizations assign.

In the spring semester, we will complete any training materials that our partner organizations assign. 

For more information, please contact the student leaders at blasttohawaii@berkeley.edu.