Chang, Williamson B.C.


Professor Williamson Chang is the longest serving member of the William S. Richardson School of Law faculty. He is a graduate of Princeton and “Boalt Hall” the law school at the University of California at Berkeley. After graduation he clerked for a United States District Court Judge in Hawaii—Dick Yin Wong. He began teaching in 1976. During his career he taught many courses, taught at many law schools and was Senior Fulbright Scholar in Australia. He was a Special Deputy Attorney General representing Chief Justice William S. Richardson in a number of major property rights cases in Hawai‘i. He was also a senior legislative counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs in Washington and litigation director of the Native Hawaiian Advisory Council, a non-profit devoted to assisting Hawaiians and farmers with their water rights claims. He is well known for his work in water rights and was secretary to the commission that drafted the State Water Code. He has taught many courses, including Water Rights, Business Associations, Conflicts of Law, Native Hawaiian Rights and has started a new course on the creation of a Hawaiian Nation: “To Grow a Nation.”

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