April 27, 2012


  • The Law Faculty Book Reception proudly celebrated several recent faculty publications at the Pacific Club on Tuesday, April 24:
    Ronald C. Brown - "East Asian Labor and Employment Law" (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
    This book analyzes the effects of globalization and discusses the role of international lawyers, business personnel, and human resource directors, providing a broad understanding and insight into the changing labor laws, and shows how these laws and approaches play in the East Asia Region.
    David Callies - "Tax Increment Financing" (American Bar Association, 2012)
    This book surveys the experience of different states with tax increment financing, in connection with urban redevelopment projects, using the states to demonstrate a sampling across different geographic regions among small and large states, urban and rural. (Co-Editor, W. Andrew Gowder, Jr.)
    Danielle Conway - "State and Local Government Procurement" (American Bar Association, 2012)
    This book analyzes and comments on state and local procurement laws, policies, and best practices, ranging from control and oversight of procurement and fiscal appropriations to all aspects of government contract formation and administration.
  • Denise Antolini was among 16 community leaders featured in "Walking the talk," an article about eco-friendly living published in The Honolulu Star-Advertiser on April 22 (log-in required).
  • Maxine Burkett was mentioned in "On Earth Day, know that habits can affect climate change,"  an article published in The Honolulu Star-Advertiser on April 22 (log-in required).
  • Michael Livingston, a partner at the Davis Levin Livingston law firm, and a long-time lecturer at the Law School, was inducted into the United States Rowing Hall of Fame on March 10, in a ceremony at the National Rowing Foundation in Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Connecticut.
    The citation read: "Mr Livingston was a member of the dominant Harvard collegiate crews from 1966 through 1970. He was a member of the 1968 United States Olympic Rowing Team, the 1969 United States National Rowing Team, and the 1972 United States Olympic Rowing Team. He won a silver medal rowing in the #1 seat in the 1972 US Olympic eight.
    Although Mr. Livingston's competitive career ended with the 1972 Olympic Games, he returned to the sport of rowing as a coach from 1979 through the 1984 Olympic Games. During that period, he served as the Director and Head Coach of the Men’s Intercollegiate Rowing Program at University of California, Berkeley, and went on to assist in training a number of athletes who competed as members of the 1984 United States Olympic Rowing Team.
    Mr. Livingston's book on high level athletic training, entitled Mental Discipline: The Pursuit of Peak Performance was published by Human Kinetics Publishers in 1989."

    Michael Livingston, left, in the bow seat trains with the 1972 U.S. Olympic Rowing Team in Switzerland
  • On April 13, Melody K. MacKenzie '76 testified at a field hearing on S.B. 65, the Hawaiian Homeownership Opportunity Act, before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, chaired by U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka. Melody discussed the trust relationship between the federal government and the Native Hawaiian community.

    Melody K. MacKenzie '76 and U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka
  • The Law School extends a warm welcome to Visiting Professor Yang Xiaohu, from Chongqing University School of Law who has come to conduct research for a year on a grant from the China Scholarship Council. His principal research interests are Contract Law, Property Law, Environmental Law, and Legal Linguistics. Professor Yang will use a desk in the Adjunct/Visitors office 257 and in the Law Library.

    Yang Xiaohu


  • The spring staff appreciation lunch on Tuesday presented by Deans Denise Antolini, Cyndi Quinn '88, and Avi Soifer featured great Mexican food, a beautifully decorated Room 254, games and camaraderie, and even limericks and haiku.

    Avi Soifer  

    Avi Soifer, Cyndi Quinn '88, and Denise Antolini

    Benny Au, Danny Weng, and Cheong-Ming Wai

    Julie Suenaga and Liam Skilling '07

    Ramona Hussey '89, Elisabeth Steele Hutchison, and Roberta Woods

    Princess Soares and Wilma Go

    Cora Chick and Violetta Baguyo
  • A bake sale held at the Law School on Monday, April 23 raised $536 for the Hawai‘i Foodbank. Co-chairs Kristi Shiraki and Lori Takara  thank everyone who supported the sale and reported the event was "a win-win as there were so many delicious goodies."
  • On April 7, the Asian-Pacific Law and Policy Journal hosted "Rainbow Rising: Community, Solidarity & Scholarship," at the Law School. Speakers and legal activists at the all-day symposium discussed gender and sexuality in Asian-Pacific law and policy. ‘Olelo Community Television will air selected presentations throughout the summer and the entire symposium will be available on the ‘Olelo and Equality Hawaii websites. Photographs from the Friday reception are here and photographs from the Saturday symposium are here.

    Mark Levin and law school faculty members at the Rainbow Rising Friday reception

    Saturday symposium talks on gender and sexuality

    Attendees break for small-group discussions


  • Congratulations to our newly elected 2012-2013 Student Bar Association (SBA) officers
    President - Justine Herrera '14
    Vice President - Andrew Itsumo '14
    Treasurer - Grady Owen '14
    Secretary - Kiko Doi '13
    3L Representatives - Teri Wright, Jarrett Keohokalole '13
    2L Representatives - Sommerset Wong '14, Kevin White '14, and Dorothy Meisner '14
    2L Part-time - Nikki Yamauchi '14
    Library Committee-Eric Seelman '13
    Faculty Hiring Committee - Marisa Blancarte '13
    Curriculum Committee - Jennifer Porter '13
    American Bar Association (ABA) Representatives - Sarah Foronda 14, Stephanie Deweese '14
    Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Representative - Christilei Hessler '13
  • Randall Wat '13 was quoted several times in "His Holiness makes an impact on students after a day filled with Hawaiian language and aloha," an article about the Dalai Lama published in The Honolulu Star-Advertiser on April 15 (log-in required).