The 2011 Will Weinstein Conversation Series Features National Guest Speakers on Ethics

Thursday, July 7, 2011 (All day)
  • WHAT: Fund manager and former securities executive and part-time Hawai‘i resident Will K. Weinstein presents “A Will Weinstein Conversation Series,” featuring notable guest speakers from Hawai‘i and the mainland. The series features lively interactive discussions on current ethical issues and dilemmas in business, health, sports and law.
    As an added benefit for Hawai‘i’s lawyers, each session is eligible for 1.5 Mandatory Continuing Professional Education (MCPE) credits for attorneys licensed in the state of Hawai‘i, in compliance with Hawai‘i State Supreme Court Rule 22. (Only limited seating is available for each lecture.)
  • WHERE: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
    UH Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law, Classroom 2
    (Aug. 4 lecture with Sam Zell will be held at the UH Mānoa Campus Center Ballroom)
    Parking $5 after 4 p.m. on the UH Mānoa campus
  • COST: Open to the public, FREE
  • SPONSORS: The William S. Richardson School of Law and The Shidler College of Business
  • RSVP: Friends of Law, contact (808) 956-8478 or Friends of Business, register at

The Will Weinstein Conversation Series

  • July 7 Giants of Fraud
    Buzzy Geduld, CEO, Cougar Trading, New York, NY
  • July 12 The Ethics of Capitalism
    Kevin Cameron, Co-Founder of Glass Lewis & Co., LLC
    Jay Shidler, Founder and Managing Partner of The Shidler Group
    Jon Van Dyke, Constitutional Law Professor and Scholar, University of Hawai‘i
  • July 14 Legal Ethics
    Scott Peppet, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Law School
    Avi Soifer, Dean, William S. Richardson School of Law
  • July 19 Corporate Governance and Ethical Behavior in both For-Profit and Not-for-Profit Charitable Organizations
    Mary Bitterman, President of the Bernard Osher Foundation and Lead Independent Director of the Bank of Hawaii
  • July 26 Ethics in College Athletics (& how it relates to professional sports)
    George Rush, Head Football Coach, San Francisco City College
    Jim Donovan, Director of Athletics, UH
    Nick Rolovich, Offensive Coordinator, UH Football
    Dick Tomey, Former Head Football Coach, UH and San Jose State
  • August 2 Medical Ethics
    Rick Fried, J.D., Founding Member, Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks
    Dr. Jerris Hedges, Dean, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
    Dr. Scott Sims, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Special Lecture (UH Campus Center Ballroom, 6 p.m.)

  • August 4 A Conversation with Sam Zell: The Ethical Boundaries of Entrepreneurial Behavior
    Sam Zell, Chairman and Co-Founder of Equity International, a private investment firm


About “A Will Weinstein Conversation Series”
Will K. Weinstein, money manager and former partner in two very successful investment banking firms, currently teaches at San Francisco State University, and leads a post graduate summer course, “Ethics and Integrity in the Real World,” at the UH Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law and the Shidler College of Business. This is Weinstein’s eighth summer teaching the course, introducing special guest speakers to the university and helping to make this conversation series available to the public. Visit

The Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Established in 1949, the College was named in 2006 after alumnus Jay H. Shidler, founder and managing partner of The Shidler Group. The Shidler College of Business is renowned for its expertise in international management education and is consistently ranked among the nation's top graduate schools for international business by U.S. News & World Report. The College is a professional school offering a wide variety of degree, certificate and executive programs. The UH Shidler College of Business is the only graduate program in the State of Hawai‘i accredited by AACSB International. For more information, visit

The William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
The William S. Richardson School of Law, opened in 1973, is one of the smallest accredited law school ranked among the top 100 national leading law schools. We provide an excellent professional legal education to highly qualified and diverse students. The students learn in a collaborative, multidisciplinary educational community that is deeply committed to teaching, scholarship, public service, ethical responsibility, and the pursuit of social and economic justice, with a faculty recognized throughout the world for their stellar teaching, first-rate scholarship, and unparalleled commitment to public service within Hawai'i and the world. For more information, visit
The University of Hawai`i at Mānoa serves approximately 20,000 students pursuing more than 225 different degrees. Coming from every Hawaiian island, every state in the nation, and more than 100 countries, UH Mānoa students thrive in an enriching environment for the global exchange of ideas. For more information, visit Follow us on Facebook and Twitter