- A video of the "Racial Bias in the Legal System" conference that took place at Harvard Law School in June is now available on C-Span. Participants included Danielle Conway, Linda Hamilton Krieger, Charles Lawrence, Justin Levinson, Breann Swann Nu‘uhiwa, Susan Serrano '98, and Eric Yamamoto. The conference was organized to coincide with the publication of “Implicit Racial Bias Across the Law” co-edited by Justin and Robert J. Smith.
- David Forman '93 just published an article, "A Room for 'Adam and Steve' at Mrs. Murphy's Bed and Breakfast: Avoiding the Sin of Inhospitality in Places of Public Accommodation" at 23 Colum. J. Gender & L. 326 (2012).
- "We Are Who We Thought We Were: Congress' Authority to Recognize a Native Hawaiian Polity United by Common Descent," co-authored by Breann Swann Nu‘uhiwa and Derek Kauanoe '08 was ranked No. 7 in top hits during July and August in Top 10 Papers for Journal of PSN: Politics of Ethnicity with the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). The paper appeared in 13 Asian-Pac. L. & Pol'y J. 117 (2012).
- Calvin Pang co-authored an article, "Clinical Faculty in the Legal Academy: Hiring, Promotion and Retention," published in 62 Journal of Legal Education 115 (2012).
- Randall Roth recently debated the City’s Director of Transportation Services, Wayne Yoshioka, on the topic of elevated heavy rail for Honolulu.
He also participated in several media interviews on the status of the federal lawsuit against the City and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) which may be seen on youtube.com. Randy also was quoted in "Lawsuit Over Rail Plan Will See City in Court," in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on August 20 (log-in required); "Honolulu's Pricey Rail Project Put On Trial," published at hawaiireporter.com on August 21, and "Hawaii Supreme Court: City Acted Wrongfully When It Started Rail Construction Without Completing Archeological Survey," also published at hawaiireporter.com on August 24.
On Friday, September 28, the Pacific Buddhist Academy will honor Susie Roth at its annual Inspirational Leaders Award Dinner for co-founding “Da Moms,” a support group for families with gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender members. Susie co-founded the group with Josephine L. Chang '96.
- Liam Skilling '07 discussed the Law School's Students with Keiki group in "Whole Parent Childhoods: Campus Kids Come to Class" on Hawaii Public Radio's "The Conversation" on August 16. Liam benefitted from the group as a student-parent and hecontinues to make sure there is always a "keiki room" available at Law School campus parties.
- Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law held its first Maoli Thursday of the semester yesterday. Discussion focused on "Hawaiian Resistance Songs: Law Politics and Native Hawaiian Music."
- The Law School is listed as a Grade "A" School in the "Best Value Law Schools" article in the September issue of The National Jurist. The September issue also lists the Law School among the "20 Most Innovative Law Schools."
Catherine Hall '13 was awarded second place in the 2012 American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Student Writing Contest. Her paper is titled "Valid Regulation of Land-Use or an Out-and-Out Plan of Extortion?" and is a commentary on St. Johns River Water Mgmt. Dist. v. Koontz, regarding land use exaction takings under the Fifth Amendment. The paper was written for the Second Year Seminar (SYS) taught by David Callies.
Sam King '13 was awarded third place in the same national contest for his Second Year Seminar paper, "Competing Development Visions for Oahu" also written for David Callies' SYS class
- Avi Soifer and Marlene Booth will join Diane Hastert ‘78 this Saturday in a Q & A session at the showing of the documentary film, “Crime and Crime Again,” which is part of the “Law Series: The First Thing We Do, Let’s Film All the Lawyers” at the Doris Duke Theatre at 7:30 p.m., sponsored by the Damon, Key, Leong, Kupchak & Hastert law firm. The film will also be shown at 1 p.m. and the law firm has arranged for a number of law students to be admitted without charge to both showings.
- A new book, "Public Access to the Roads and Trails of West Maui," co-authored by the late Jon Van Dyke and Maile Osika '12 is available at the UH book store. The book -- published by North Beach West Maui Benefit Fund and distributed by the University of Hawai'i -- is described as "the first in a series of projects to help expand the base of knowledge and understanding of West Maui’s transportation history, and possibilities for the present and future."
- Nikki Senter '01, a partner at the Imanaka Asato law firm, has been appointed chairwoman of the Real Estate Commission. Nikki's term began on July 1 and will last for three years. The commission oversees real estate licensees, condo project registrations, condo associations, condo managing agents, and condo-hotel operators.