August, 31, 2012



  • 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.