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Malia Akutagawa

Assistant Professor
School of Law
University of Hawaii
United States of America


Malia Akutagawa is an Assistant Professor of Law and Hawaiian Studies with both the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge – Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies and the William S. Richardson School of Law. Malia earned Baccalaureate degrees in Philosophy and Biology from Whitworth University in 1993. Malia is a 1997 alumnus of the William S. Richardson School of Law, having earned a Juris Doctor and Environmental Law Certificate. She was admitted into the Hawaiʻi State Bar Association in 1998.

Research Interest

BA Whitworth University 1993 JD William S. Richardson School of Law 1997


  • Cultivation of Gracilaria parvispora (Rhodophyta) in shrimp-farm effluent ditches and floating cages in Hawaii: a two-phase polyculture system. Stephen G. Nelson; Edward P. Glenn, Jeff Conn, David Moore, Ted Walsh and Malia Akutagawa - Aquaculture - IF:1.678 - 193 (3) - 2001/02/01

  • Natasha Baldauf & Malia Akutagawa, HOʻI HOU I KA IWIKUAMOʻO: A LEGAL PRIMER FOR THE PROTECTION OF IWI KŪPUNA IN HAWAIʻI NEI, (Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law, 2013).

  • Correlation between Gracilaria parvispora (Rhodophyta) biomass production and water quality factors on a tropical reef in Hawaii. Edward P. Glenn; David Moore, Malia Akutagawa, Anna Himler, Ted Walsh and Stephen G. Nelson - Aquaculture - 178 (3) - 1999/08/01

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