Support Our Work

Your donation to the Refugee & Immigration Law Clinic will help support our law students as they provide legal services to Hawai‘i’s diverse community. Mahalo!

Help Keep Our Dream Alive!

As a clinical program of the William S. Richardson School of Law, the Refugee and Immigration Law Clinic provides legal information and critically needed representation for those in our island community seeking refuge and asylum as well as assistance with other immigration issues. Our dream is to meet the dire need for immigration attorneys to assist our most marginalized and vulnerable neighbors by expanding the number of WSRSL graduates practicing immigration law. Our Clinic provides educational and supervised training opportunities so that future “Richardson lawyers” can develop the knowledge, values, and legal expertise to become committed and skilled advocates in Hawaii and elsewhere. Your donation will help keep this dream alive.



We are so grateful for and humbled by the support of our countless donors and community supporters, whether named, unnamed, or anonymous.  If you have previously donated to or partnered with the Refugee and Immigration Law Clinic and would like us to recognize you on our website, please contact us at  Some of our previous and current donors and community supporters are listed below.


American Immigration Lawyers Association, Hawaii Chapter 

Andrea and Stephen Michael Gelber

Dr. Arthur and Bonnie Ennis Foundation

Calvin Pang

Chad Taniguchi

Chiako Fukushima

Clare Hanusz

Corianne Lau

Cynthia Farias

Cynthia Goto, M.D.

Dentons US, LLP

Donna Gaetano

Elizabeth Kent

Esther Arinaga

Florence Nakakuni

Grace Kido

The Hawaii Institute for Philippine Studies 

Hawaii Justice Foundation

Hawaii State Bar Foundation (Marissa Machida, 2022 President)

Hawaii Women’s Legal Foundation

Jan Tamura

KahBo Dye-Chiew

Livia Wang

Marjorie Au & John Morris

The Michael J. Marks Foundation 

Nanette Fok & Brad Tong

Nicholas Mirkay

Office for Social Ministry, Roman Catholic Church in Hawaii

Pamela Lawson

Sandra Yepez Haro

Sharon Burnham

Stanley Ching

Thomas Grande

Wendy Peterson

William Boryk

…and many more!

Community Supporters & Partners

David Uranaka-Yamashiro

Harris United Methodist Church

Hawaii Community Bail Fund

Immaculate Conception Church, Holualoa, HI

Legal Aid Society

Pacific Gateway Center

Unite Here! Local 5 Hotel & Restaurant Workers Union

…and many more!