Portrait of Terina Kamailelauliʻi Faʻagau, Antibigotry Convening Fellow

Terina Kamailelauliʻi Faʻagau

Terina Kamailelauli‘i Fa‘agau was born and raised on O‘ahu’s Leeward Coast in Wai‘anae, and is currently a law clerk at the Hawai‘i Supreme Court. Reflecting her enduring commitment to Hawai‘i, Terina’s interests and areas of scholarship include Native Hawaiian law and Indigenous Peoples’ rights. Terina previously served as a Post-Juris Doctor Legal Fellow with the Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law. She is a proud graduate of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law, where she earned a Native Hawaiian Law Certificate. As a law student, Terina assisted Professor Emeritus Charles R. Lawrence III in publishing his book review Implicit Bias in the Age of Trump. She was also chosen by Eric K. Yamamoto, Fred T. Korematsu Professor of Law & Social Justice, to participate as a Research Assistant in his Scholar Advocate Project focused on learning cutting edge justice theory and translating those insights for frontline practical use. She received a B.A. in Social Sciences and a Certificate in Democratic Principles and Social Justice from the University of Hawai‘i—West O‘ahu.

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