Jon M. Van Dyke Fund

Professor Jon Van Dyke

Jon M. Van Dyke, a professor at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa who was an internationally recognized jurist in the areas of constitutional law, international law, international environmental and ocean law and international human rights law, died on November 29, 2011 while in Australia to speak at a Law of the Sea conference.

See Obituary.

Jon M. Van Dyke Fund

In addition to an outpouring of condolences that are arriving from around the world, many people have asked about contributions to honor Jon M. Van Dyke and his work. 

For friends and colleagues eager to further the work of Professor Van Dyke, the family suggests donations to the Jon Van Dyke Fund at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai`i. Sufficient funds will establish the Jon Van Dyke Institute for International Law and Justice promoting peace and reconciliation, human rights, environmental and ocean law, and the rule of law around the world. The Fund will support programs, visiting scholars, dignitaries and practitioners in residence, faculty and students of the Van Dyke Institute.

Please send checks made payable to “UH FOUNDATION [Jon Van Dyke]” to Director of Development, William S. Richardson School of Law, 2515 Dole Street, Room 216, Honolulu, HI 96822-2350.

To give online, please go to

Online Tributes and Photos

The Law School has created a tribute page for Professor Jon Van Dyke. Please contribute your condolences and fond memories of our beloved friend and colleague. The Van Dyke family let us know that they would appreciate it if you are willing to identify yourself if/when you write a condolence message. See tributes.

We also have created an album of photographs of Professor Van Dyke. If you have photos that you would like to share, please email them to