Natasha Baldauf

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(808) 253-8101 (direct)
nbaldauf@meheulalaw.com

Prior to joining Meheula & Devens LLP in 2012, Natasha clerked for Hawai‘i Intermediate Court of Appeals Judge Lisa M. Ginoza.

Natasha was born and raised in Kailua, O‘ahu. She received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hawai‘i Pacific University in 2008 and her juris doctor from University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law in 2011 with a Native Hawaiian law certificate.

While at the University of Hawai‘i, Natasha was an alaka‘i (leader) for the ‘Ahahui o Hawai‘i Native Hawaiian Law Student Organization and worked extensively with the staff of the Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law. In Fall 2010, the Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal published her comment, One Way Track to Desecration: Implications of the Honolulu Rail’s Failure to Comply with Protections Mandated for Native Hawaiian Burials.

In April 2013, Natasha co-authored Ho'i Hou I Ka Iwikuamo'o: A Legal Primer for the Protection of Iwi Kupuna in Hawai'i Nei, which is a community-oriented introduction to state and federal laws regarding Native Hawaiian burials. This is one of a series of similar primers on laws impacting the Kanaka Maoli community that was printed with funding from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

EDUCATION

2004: Kamehameha Schools
2008: Hawai‘i Pacific University (B.A. Psychology), summa cum laude
2011: University of Hawai‘i William S. Richardson School of Law, magna cum laude (Certificate in Native Hawaiian Law)