August 24, 2012


  • On August 13, Charles Booth gave a talk on "Responding to the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis: The Development of Insolvency Infrastructures in China, Japan and Hong Kong" at the Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation and the Asian Law Centre, Melbourne Law School, Australia.
  • David Callies summarized current and future land use issues affecting the land development community at the quarterly lunch of the Land Use Research Foundation of Hawai‘i (LURF). David Arakawa '81, LURF's executive director, chaired the meeting.
  • On August 23, Larry Foster '81 gave a talk on "Plain English" to the 5th Annual Hawai‘i Conference on Language Access held at the East-West Center.
  • At the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) annual meeting in Boston in July, Keiko Okuhara participated on a panel on East Asian legal resources for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean law in the Asian Law Interest Group meeting of the Foreign, Comparative, & International Law Special Interest Section. Keiko presented an overview of print and electronic resources in Japanese law and open-source sites with English translations of primary sources and helpful news and blogs.


  • The Hawai‘i Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice and the Law School co-sponsored a symposium, "Public Policy Implications of Poverty Trends," yesterday featuring Marion Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), and Peter Edelman, a law professor at Georgetown University.  The Edelmans talked about the growing number of children living in poverty, and called on attendees to create an anti-poverty movement equal to the Civil Rights and Anti-War Movements.  Panelists included Calvin Pang and Victor Geminiani. Avi Soifer moderated the discussion.
  • On Tuesday, the Office of Career and Professional Development hosted a lively panel discussion on strategies for applying for judicial clerkships organized by Lyn Flanigan '81 and Piyada A. Nonzee. Panelists included Federal Magistrate Judge Barry Kurren '77, former Intermediate Court of Appeals Judge Corinne Watanabe, and former Circuit Court Judges Riki Amano '79 (ret.) and Marie Milks (ret.).
  • The Hawaii Woman Lawyers Annual Fundraiser will take place on November 17 at the Tapa Ballroom at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Seats at the Law School table are available on first reserved basis. If you are interested in purchasing a seat(s) at the Law School table, please reply to Dale Lee.
  • The Landshark Invitational Surf Contest for lawyers and law students (and their spouses/significant others) will be held on Saturday, September 29 at Kewalo Basin Park (the Point/Shark's Hole). Information and entry forms are here.


  • On August 15, Nicole Torres '13 spoke about "The Relationship Between the Northern Marianas Islands and the United States" to staff members of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife's Pacific Division and the Office of Native Hawaiian Relations.
  • On August 17, Spencer Kimura '96 took a group of JD, LLM students, and Visiting Scholars on a bus journey around O‘ahu as part of new student orientation. The tour made several stops on the North Shore and Windward O‘ahu and was a chance for students to meet new friends, eat local food, and appreciate O‘ahu's spectacular scenery.

    At Hanauma Bay, back row, left to right: Jaeho Hwang '15, Jay Mason '15, Philip Tumbaga '15, Michael Goodman (Part Time), Howard (Bus Driver), Ben Sill '15, Lilla Feldmann '15, Lisa Sugai '15, Amin Alemohammad '15, and Andrew Itsuno '15
    Front, left to right: Huaiyong Wang (Visiting Scholar), Masato Koarai (Visiting International Professional), Alese Lesser '15, Guojin Qin (Visiting Scholar), Michelle Ching '15, and Liz Bowman (Guest)


    At Kua Aina in Hale‘iwa, left to right: Lilla Feldmann '15, Jay Mason '15, Michelle Ching '15, Michael Goodman (Part-Time), and Huaiyong Wang (Visiting Scholar

    At Sunset Beach 

    Overlooking Mokoli‘i Island

    At the Dole Plantation And Maze
  • The Student Law Organizations held their annual fair in the Law School courtyard on August 21.

    The Student Law Organizations Fair


  • Carole M. Richelieu '78 was sworn in as president of the Senior Counsel Division of the Hawaii State Bar Association by Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald at the annual meeting on August 10. Carole is a per diem hearings officer and ethics expert, a consultant, and presenter.
    The following elected officers were also announced:
    Vice-president/president elect - Timothy Lui-Kwan '78
    Treasurer - Peter Stone;
    Secretary - Lyn Flanigan '81
    O‘ahu Directors - Charles Crumpton '78, Rosemary Fazio' 78, and Susan M. Ichinose '77
    Big Island Director - Charlene Iboshi
    Kaua‘i Director - Jonathan Chun
    Also in attendance were Associate Justice Sabrina McKenna '82, HSBA president-elect Craig Wagnild, and HSBA vice-president Calvin Young '82. The large audience had the privilege of hearing Associate Justice James Duffy (ret.) speak about “Life Lessons as a Lawyer and Judge."