J.D., cum laude, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

B.A., Ethnic Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Professional Affiliations

Hawaiʻi State Bar Association

Native Hawaiian Bar Association

Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society

Li’ulā Christensen

Senior Staff Attorney, ʻOhana Services

Liʻulā Christensen is a Senior Staff Attorney who has practiced at NHLC since 2011. Over the course of her career, she’s assisted with matters across the spectrum of NHLC’s practices areas. Li’ulā has particularly deep experience with quiet title defense matters for Hawaiian families involving kuleana lands and other kinds of fee simple properties. Liʻulā also regularly counsels families and represents them on matters involving Hawaiian Home Lands leaseholds.

Throughout law school and during her Post-JD Research Fellowship at Ka Huli Ao, Liʻulā researched the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, the empowerment of Hawaiian Home Lands community associations, and the future of these lands in a post-Akaka Bill society. She graduated from the William S. Richardson School of Law with a Pacific Asian Legal Studies Certificate with a Specialty in Native Hawaiian Law. She previously worked for NHLC as a summer law clerk in 2007.