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The Political Science Club invites all students who seek to increase political awareness, engage in community service and are looking to participate in state and local politics. Please contact Dr. Su-Mi Lee for more information.

Pre-Law Club

Robbie Smith

The Pre-law Club is for students who wish to attend law school. Every semester the club holds various events with the goal of assisting members with networking, LSAT preparation, and applying for law school. Some of the events we have done in the past include one-on-one meetings with faculty from the William S. Richardson School of law, mock law classes, LSAT prep, discussion panels with invited guests from the local legal community, and many more. If you are interested in joining the club or learning more about the club, please contact Pre-Law Club Co-Advisors Sarah Marusek or Benjamin Zenk .

Model UN Club

Gary Grappo speaks with students

The Political Science Department, along with our Registered Independent Student Organization, Hui Na Lahui Huipu (Model United Nations Club), sponsors a team that has competed at the National Model United Nations in New York City. This competition, which meets in part at UN headquarters, draws 3,000 college students from some 200 universities and colleges from around the world. Team members must take POLS 345 Model United Nations (3) to prepare them for the competition. They learn basic facts about the UN, rules of procedure, speech and caucusing skills, how to write resolutions and position papers, background on the country they will represent, and the foreign policy position of that country on some 30 assigned international issues. The UH Hilo Model United Nations team is the only one that competes in New York City from the state of Hawaiʻi and has won awards and commendations as shown below.

For more information, please contact Dr. Su-Mi Lee , Faculty Advisor.