Faculty Book Reception

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 (All day)

The William S. Richardson School of Law is proudly announces recent faculty Publications.

We celebrate their accomplishments at the Law Faculty Book Reception on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at the Pacific Club, Honolulu, Hawai‘i

East Asian Labor and Employment Law

East Asian Labor and Employment Law by Ronald C. Brown
(Cambridge University Press, 2012)
This book deals with international labor and employment law in the East Asia Region (EA), particularly dealing with China, South Korea, and Japan. It explores and explains the effects of globalization and discusses the role of international lawyers, business personnel, and human resource directors who are knowledgeable, culturally sensitive, and understand the issues that can arise when dealing in EA trade and investment. The text and readings (from area experts) are organized and written to provide the reader with, first, a broad understanding and insight into the global dimensions of the fast-emerging area of labor and employment issues (e.g., global legal standards and their interplay with domestic and foreign laws); and second, to show how these laws and approaches play out in specific EA countries (comparing global approaches with the specific laws of each country on four common agenda items: regulatory administration, workers' rights, trade unions, and dispute resolution). The book should be of interest not only to lawyers, students, human resource personnel, and government officials, but also to business investors, managers, and members of the public interested in the growing phenomenon of changing labor laws and societies in China, South Korea, and Japan.

For more information about this book, go to www.cambridge.org/us/law

About Professor Ronald C. Brown
Professor of Law, former Associate Dean and Director of the University's Center for Chinese Studies.
Teaching Areas include: Asian Comparative Labor Law, Chinese Law, Employment Discrimination Law, Labor Law, and U.S.-China Comparative Labor Law

Tax Increment Financing

Tax Increment Financing by David L. Callies
(American Bar Association, 2012)
Tax increment financing (TIF) is a method of financing the redevelopment of underperforming property by isolating the value added to the property from a proposed redevelopment (the increment) and taxing that increment only to pay for the redevelopment project. Virtually every state authorizes tax increment financing in some form, almost exclusively for redevelopment projects. The use of TIF raises a number of issues that this book attempts to address by means of case studies drawn from among the states.

This book begins with an overview in the first chapter of tax increment financing fundamentals that are generally uniform across the jurisdictions. The following chapters then survey the experience of different states with tax increment financing, in connection with urban redevelopment projects. The states were chosen not so much to represent distinct differences in treatment of TIF across the U.S., but rather to demonstrate a sampling across different geographic regions, among small and large states, urban and rural.

The chapter authors describing the experiences in the states report on:

  • the income stream tapped for the tax increment;
  • the form of long-term project financing, usually in the form of bonds;
  • the need for urban redevelopment as part of the TIF package;
  • the presence or need for a plan; and
  • the presence or need for public participation.

To conclude this examination of the state of the law, the final chapter is an updated version of an article that first appeared in the law review for the ABA Section of State and Local Government Law, The Urban Lawyer. The article examines how state courts have construed TIF bonds in light of constitutional limits on borrowing, a subject that is important but not easily treated in sufficient depth in the state chapters we included.

For more information, see this book at the ABA Web Store

About Professor David L. Callies
Benjamin A. Kudo Professor of Law
Teaching Areas include: Land Use, State and Local Government, and Real Property Law

State and Local Government Procurement


State and Local Government Procurement by Danielle M. Conway
(American Bar Association, 2012)
State and local government procurement has become complex, dynamic, and the constant subject of reform efforts. The goal of government procurement is to meet the user’s needs by delivering products or services of the best value while ensuring the highest standards of integrity in order to maintain the public’s trust. State and Local Government Procurement offers more than mere citations to state codes and cases; rather, it guides readers through the analysis and reasoning of specific topics and presents a firm analytic foundation for those who need to conduct in-depth research.

About Professor Danielle M. Conway
Danielle M. Conway is the Michael J. Marks Distinguished Professor of Business Law and director of the University of Hawai‘i Procurement Institute at the William S. Richardson School of Law. Professor Conway has been practicing and teaching procurement law for more than 16 years. She is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, a Senior Fulbright Scholar, and of counsel at Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing in Honolulu, HI.

For more information, see this book at the ABA Web Store