May 4. 2012


  • The Law Faculty Book Reception celebrated faculty publications at the Pacific Club on Tuesday, April 24:
    Ronald C. Brown - "East Asian Labor and Employment Law" (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
    David Callies - "Tax Increment Financing" (American Bar Association, 2012)
    Danielle Conway - "State and Local Government Procurement" (American Bar Association, 2012)


The Law Faculty Book Reception at the Pacific Club

Danielle Conway

David Callies

Ronald Brown  

  • Judge James S. Burns visited the Law School yesterday to see friends and to check on his garden. Everyone who saw him remarked on how well he looked -- and how great it was to have him back.


Judge Burns

  • Mark Levin was recently given the title of UH Manoa Alternative Transportation Hero. A poster of Mark reminding all riders to "Protect Your Intellectual Property!" by wearing a helmet is now at the entrance to the campus Parking Structure. An interview with Mark about commuting by bike can be viewed on YouTube.
    Among Mark's quotes: "Be Sensible, Be Predictable, Be Visible and always be looking out."
  • Justin Levinson co-authored a paper with Robert J. Smith about "The Impact of Implicit Racial Bias on the Exercise of Prosecutorial Discretion" recently published at 35 Seattle U. L. Rev 795 (2012).
  • Congratulations to Kimiko Matsuda-Lawrence, the daughter of Mari Matsuda '80 and Charles Lawrence, who was just named a 2012 Presidential Scholar. Kimiko attends the University Lab School and is among 141 U.S. Presidential Scholars selected by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Avi Soifer wrote haiku and limericks for the Law School's Staff Appreciation Lunch on April 24. They can be enjoyed here.
    "Staff insights delight;
    And work even into the night.
    Way beyond the call."

    Avi Soifer


  • Faculty and deans donned aprons and hats for the Law School's annual Stew Day on April 26. A special thank you to Calvin Pang '85 for his inspiration as well as his extraordinary work in organizing this event. Avi Soifer presented his annual Red Sox Award to Adam Chang '12, Fawn Koopman '12, Bernice Krause '12, and Stacy Takekawa '12. More photographs of Stew Day are here.

    From left: Andrew Nelson '12 and John Barkai are served by (from farthest back) Lei Seeger, Fran Miller, Melody MacKenzie, Avi Soifer, David Forman '93, and Denise Antolini at Stew Day 2012

    From left: Susan Culliney '14 and Shirley Lou '13 are served by (from farthest back) Kapua Sproat, Williamson Chang, Hazel Beh, and Roberta Woods

    Avi Soifer, Calvin Pang '85, and student winners of the 2012 Red Sox Award. From left: Stacy Takekawa '12, Avi Soifer, Adam Chang '12, Fawn Koopman, '12, Bernice Krause '12, and Calvin Pang '85

    A courtyard crowd enjoy their lunch


  • Last Friday, April 27, Spencer Kimura '96, Visiting Scholar Yang Xiaohu, and students from the LLM Program visited the Cades Schutte law firm.
    Spencer reported: "Roger Epstein, Partner and Chair of the Tax Department, and Grace Nihei Kido '85, a Partner in the Finance and Real Estate Department, gave the group a tour of the firm’s offices which occupy five floors of the Cades Schutte Building.
    The students greatly appreciated being able to experience a prestigious law firm in Honolulu and to have a candid discussion with two of Hawai‘i’s most prominent practicing attorneys. Mr. Epstein and Ms. Kido engaged the students in a lively discussion about the background of Cades Schutte, a short history of the legal industry in Hawai‘i, and future trends including the growing importance of China in the global economy."

    From left: LLM students Tsun-Chen Kang '12, Duckmi Kim '12 (behind), Elmira Hadzhieva '12, Alaauldeen Mansorei '12, Mohammed Alharbi '12, Katarina Hradska '12, Alex Martius '12, Visiting Scholar Xiaohu Yang, and Wen Sheng Gao '12. On the tour but missing from the group photo is Gregg Buchanan '12

    Roger Epstein, right, welcomes the group at the law firm's downtown building

    Roger Epstein and Grace Nihei Kido '85 discuss the history of legal practice in Hawai‘i

    Roger Epstein invites students to his office

    Grace Nihei Kido '85, center, and LLM students


  • Hawai‘i Island Mayor Billy Kenoi '96 helped celebrate Violeta Baguyo's birthday on Friday, May 4.