Pōhai earned her undergraduate degree from Winthrop University, summa cum laude, graduating as class valedictorian. She also captained Winthrop’s Division I women’s volleyball team, and received numerous athletic and academic accolades as a student athlete. After graduating from Winthrop, she returned to home to Honolulu, and taught at Kamehameha Schools for four years before returning to law school.
Pōhai earned her law degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, cum laude, while also concurrently receiving a Native Hawaiian Language Certificate. She served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the University of Hawaii Law Review, and received various scholarships and awards, including the Aimee and Ronald H.W. Lum, Jr. Law Review Editor(s)-in-Chief Scholarship, and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for the highest grade in Federal Indian Law. Pōhai also served as a judicial extern to Associate Justice Sabrina S. McKenna of the Hawaii Supreme Court, and the Honorable Dexter D. Del Rosario (retired) of the Circuit Court of the First Circuit, State of Hawaii.
Prior to joining Cades Schutte, Pōhai served as a law clerk for Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald of the Hawaii Supreme Court, and the Honorable Gary W.B. Chang of the Circuit Court of the First Circuit, State of Hawaii.
Pōhai is proficient in Hawaiian language, and is an avid hula dancer who has participated in the Merrie Monarch Festival several times.
- Hawaii State Bar (2015)
- United States District Court for the District of Hawaii (2015)
- J.D. (2015), William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, cum laude
- B.S. (2008), Winthrop University, summa cum laude
- Punahou School (2005)
- Hawaii State Bar Association (2015)
- Hālau Ka Liko Pua o Kalaniākea
Awards and Honors
- CALI Excellence for the Future Award for the highest grade in Federal Indian Law
December 12, 2017 - Cades Helps Ready Kahauiki Village
October 2, 2017 - Cades Schutte Welcomes Pōhai Nuʻuhiwa Campbell to the Firm