April 13, 2012


  • Denise Antolini has had a crepe named for her. In recognition of her enthusiasm and support, Le Crepe cart added the "La Denise" crepe filled with pepperoni sausage, mozzarella cheese, grape tomatoes, and sweet basil to the daily menu.

  • A chapter of Green Government by Danielle M. Conway is available here. Of Chapter Three, "Sustainable Procurement Policies and Practices at the State and Local Government Level," Danielle writes, "In addition to the Business Law faculty, I suspect this chapter may be of interest to the Environmental Law Program and the Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy."
    The chapter discusses the intersection between sustainability principles and procurement best practices. The chapter also covers the role sustainable procurement plays in advancing collateral policies such as creating markets for green technology, promoting more efficient uses of public resources, and implementing environmentally preferable purchasing programs.
  • Linda Hamilton Krieger has been awarded the annual "Best Article Prize" by the Law and Society Association, an international, interdisciplinary organization of legal studies scholars.
    Linda, her co-principal investigator, Lauren Edelman, and an interdisciplinary team of three other scholars were awarded the prize for their National Science Foundation-funded study, "When Organizations Rule: Judicial Deference to Institutionalized Employment" recently published in the flagship journal of the American Sociological Association. The LSA will meet in Honolulu in early June, and the Prize will be conferred at that meeting.
  • Visting Professor Fran Miller participated in a panel discussion on "Policy & Politics: Health Care Reform and APRN Practice," at the Hilton Hawaiian Village on March 30.
  • Liam Skilling '07 was among five finalists chosen for the Hawaii Slam team at First Thursdays' 2012 Hawaii Slam Poetry finals held at Fresh Cafe on Thursday, April 5.
    Each April, Hawaii Slam invites the top 12 poets of the previous year -- winners and runners-up from the six qualifying slams -- to compete in a three-round elimination bout for spots on the Hawaii Slam team. Each summer the team travels to the National Poetry Slam to compete against teams from around 75 other cities. Liam will join the 2012 Hawaii team when they compete at the National Poetry Slam in Charlotte, NC in August.


  • The Law School received thanks from Aloha United Way for contributing more than $5,000 to AUW's 2011 Campaign.
  • The Hawai'i Immigrant Justice Center's Bowling for Freedom Fundraiser will be at 2:30 p.m. this Sunday, April 15 at the Pali Lanes Bowling Alley in Kailua.
    The event supports the fifth annual Chris K. Iijima Memorial Fellowship and the inaugural Leni Marin Scholarship at HIJC. The charge to bowl is $35 for an individual and $150 for a team of five to six bowlers. Please e-mail Wayne Tanaka at wctanaka@gmail.com if you are interested in participating.
  • A reception celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Patsy T. Mink Legislative Fellowship and marking the 40th Anniversary of Title IX of the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act was held last night at College Hill.
    Each year the Fellowship affords a Richardson student interested in public policy and social justice the chance to intern with a Hawai‘i member of Congress in Washington D.C.
  • The Law School's Run for Justice -- a 5k fun run/walk around campus -- will be held on Saturday morning, April 21. The annual event raises funds for Advocates for Public Interest Law (APIL) grants. Prizes include gift certificates for restaurants and a one-night hotel stay with parking at the Ramada Waikiki. Registration forms should be returned to Matthew Yoshida '13.


  • The Law School held its Moot Court awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 10. 

Members of the Law School's Moot Court Teams

Carole Petersen (center) and the Jessup Moot Court Team

The Native American Moot Court Team

  • The Law School's Wagner Labor Moot Court Team: Trisha Gibo '13, Kahlan Salina '12, and Lauren Tomatani '13 competed in the national competition held at New York Law School.
    The team was sponsored by the law firm of Torkildson Katz Moore Hetherington & Harris and was also supported by the Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing law firm and by the UH Law School.
    Faculty Advisor Ronald Brown reported: "The Team scored well on its brief and received many favorable comments on individual oral arguments. They competed into the third round until eliminated by a team that received scores of 100 and 99 on their arguments. Our Team worked hard in its preparation and argued before numbers of employment lawyers at law firms and at UH. The team thanks all who assisted."

    From left, Lauren Tomatani '13, Kahlan Salina '12, and Trisha Gibo '13
  • The Filipino Law Students Association (FLSA) held their annual Adobo Cook Off on April 4 to raise money for scholarships. They wrote, "FLSA wishes to thank everyone for their fantastic support and encouragement and especially thanks the members of the Student Bar Association (SBA) and our professors for all of their help."

    David Forman, Justice Simeon Acoba, and William Domingo '85

  • Eryn Reyes Leong '12 and her husband, Devin, joyfully announce the birth of their daughter, Adelyn Miari Simone Reyes Leong. She arrived on March 24 at 12:46 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measuring 21 inches long. Adelyn is beautiful and healthy, and Eryn and Devin are happy that their family is now complete. (Eryn's announcement was placed incorrectly in the Alumni section in last week's Ke Kula Kānāwai).