September 7, 2012


  • Jim Pietsch was quoted in an article "Decision Of A Lifetime," in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser today (log-in required).
  • Randall Roth recently made four lunchtime presentations on “Avoiding Ethical Dilemma and Malpractice Nightmares” for practicing lawyers at several downtown law firms. Randy will moderate a three-hour program on the same topic at the Annual Bar Convention at the Hilton Hawaiian Village on Friday, September 21.


  • Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law presented the first Maoli Thursday of the semester yesterday. Speakers Leilani Basham, Humanities/Hawaiian Pacific Studies-West Oahu; Jonathan K. Osorio, Center for Hawaiian Studies; and Noenoe Silva, Department of Political Science presented "Hawaiian Resistance Songs: Law, Politics, and Native Hawaiian Music." Kamana Beamer introduced the speakers and Derek Kauanoe '08 helped organize the lunchtime forum.

    From left: Derek Kauanoe '08, Jonathan Osorio, Noenoe Silva, Leilani Basham, and Kamana Beamer 

    Noenoe Silva at the podium 

    From left: Charles Lawrence, Kapua Sproat '98, Noenoe Silva, Leilani Basham, and Kamana Beamer


  • The Honolulu Star-Advertiser featured Monty Anderson '12 in an article, "Law student has racked up success despite disability," on September 4 (log-in required).
  • Josephine L. Chang '96 and Susie Roth will be honored by the Pacific Buddhist Academy on Friday, September 28 at its 7th Annual Lighting Our Way Awards Dinner for co-founding Da Moms, a support group for families with gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender members. Josephine and Susie founded Da Moms in 2001. The Lighting Our Way event recognizes inspirational individuals and organizations who exemplify the leadership principles and values taught at PBA. Foremost among these principles are compassion and an awareness of the interdependence of all things.
  • Moses K.N. Haia III '94 and Ashley Obrey '09 co-authored a commentary, "Oahu Rail In The Balance," published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on September 2 (log-in required).
  • The Ninth Annual All-Class Reunion celebrating the Classes of 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 2002, 2007, and 2012 will be held Friday, September 28 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Hale Koa Hotel, Waikiki Ballroom. The Alumni Association will honor Rebecca Lynne Dayhuff '07, Dean's Award; Rosemary T. Fazio '78, Public Service Award; and Calvin E. Young '82, Outstanding Alumnus Award.
    The reunion also will include a celebration of the life and legacy of Jon Markham Van Dyke (April 29, 1943 – November 29, 2011).
    If you wish to make reservations or have questions, please contact or call 388-9842.
  • The 2012 Landshark Invitational Surf Contest (for Lawyers and Law Students) will be held at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 29 at Kewalos/Shark's Hole.
    This year's contest is sponsored by the Alumni Association; Na Loio He‘e Nalu; LEXUS NEXUS, Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing; Bickerton Lee Dang & Sullivan; Cronin Fried Sekiya Kekina & Fairbanks; and Ashford & Wriston. Entry fees are $40, lawyers; $20, law students; and $40 for spouses/partners/family members.
    For contest information, elegibility, and entry details please see the entry form. Please make checks out to "Lea Hong" and mail check and entry forms to Lea Hong, c/o The Trust for Public Land, 1136 Union Mall, Suite 202, Honolulu, HI 96813. Students may also drop off check and entry forms to Christina Aiu '13, Melissa Kolonie '14, or Ewan Raynor '14, at the Environmental Law Program office. The deadline to enter the contest is September 21.
    John Lim Memorial Costume Contest: At the first Landshark Invitational, the late ICA Justice John Lim surfed in a suit and tie and carried a briefcase (he lost the briefcase). In his honor, a prize(s) will be awarded to the surfer(s) with the best costume - entrants in this category must catch at least one wave in costume during the heat. Be creative! The 2007, 2009, and 2010 winner Greg Lui-Kwan '82 dressed as the Superferry, a tuxedoed Landshark, and Sponge Bob. The 2011 upset winner Jeff Kent '07 came as Aquaman.
    Please bring potluck to the picnic at Kewalo Basin Park. Some food and drinks will be provided courtesy of our sponsors.

    The rarely seen Hawaiian Tuxedoed Landshark at Bowls in 2009