September 21, 2012


  • Denise Antolini was quoted in an article "Private Shooting Range Stirs Worry," in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on September 16 (log-in required).
  • On September 14, David Callies conducted a session on recent developments in planning law in Hawai‘i for 60 registrants at the Hawai‘i Congress of Planning Officials Annual Meeting at the Aulani Resort Hotel at Ko Olina.
  • On Monday, Lawrence Foster '81 and the Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel law firm hosted a reception for Dr. Young Moo Shin, the President of the Korean Bar Association and Vice President of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association. He was joined by his colleague Mr. Byung-Joo Lee. The Inter-Pacific Bar Association Annual Meeting will be held in Seoul, Korea in April 2013.

    Megumi Lachapelle '15, David Kaplonski '15,Tae-Ung Baik, Dr. Young Moo Shin, Mr. Byung-Joo Lee, and Lawrence Foster
  • Mark Levin was among the invited speakers at a conference on "Successes, Failures, Remaining Issues of the Justice System Reform in Japan" held at the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco on September 7-8. Kori Weinberger '12 also attended the conference.
  • Mari Matsuda participated in a panel discussion on Hawaii's educational system with author Kevin Kumashiro following his talk "Blame the Teacher." The talk focused on the relationship between social justice, critical race theory, and public education at the Kamakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies on Tuesday.


  • The Fall 2012 Clinical Legal Education Newsletter produced by John Barkai and Calvin Pang '85 is now available online. Calvin wrote: "In this issue, we spotlight our longest continuously running civil clinic, the Elder Law Clinic run by Jim Pietsch, and one of our newest clinics the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Clinic run by Greg Kim. We also introduce our fall semester lineup of simulation course instructors. Because they have day jobs as highly successful practitioners, they are unable to spend much time with us on campus. Here’s a chance to know these outstanding teachers and lawyers just a bit better."
  • The September 2012 issue of Ka Hee, the newsletter of Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law, also is now available online.


  • On Thursday, September 27, Advocates for Public Interest Law (APIL) will host a Justice Ed Nakamura Teach-In inspired by the recent publication of Tom Coffman's book, "I Respectfully Dissent: A Biography of Edward H. Nakamura."
    Panelists include author Tom Coffman, Judge Daniel R. Foley, labor law attorney Lowell Chun-Hoon, Kaua‘i Council Member Nadine Nakamura '94, and Eric Yamamoto. The teach-in will be from 12:00-1:15 p.m. in CR-3. A light lunch will be served. Please RSVP here.
  • The Native American Moot Court team has announced its 2012-2013 new team members. Faculty Advisor Melody Kapilialoha MacKenzie '76 wrote: "After a rigorous tryout with many outstanding candidates, the Native American Moot Court team welcomes new team members Kurt Klein '14, Ikaika Rawlins '14, Sommerset Wong '14, and alternates Daylin-Rose Gibson '14 and Megan Moniz '14
    The new members join Zach DiIonno '13, Caycie Gusman '13, Catherine Hall '13, Jarrett Keohokalole '13, Team Captain Elika Otoya-Stimpson '13, Randall Wat '13, and Teri Wright '13.  The national competition will take place in late February 2013 at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon.
  • The 2012 1L v. 2L/3L Men’s Flag Football Fall Classic will be held on Saturday, October 27 at 3:00 p.m. at the Ching Field (UH Practice Field). A post-game party will follow in the Law School Courtyard.


  • Jill Hasegawa '04 has been named a Partner at the Ashford & Wriston law firm. Jill focuses her practice on Family Law, Litigation, Real Property, and Credit Union & Banking Law, including collection and foreclosure work.
  • Gemma-Rose Poland Soon '10 has joined Ashford & Wriston as an Associate. Gemma focuses her practice on Family Law, Litigation, and Appellate Law. Michael Vieira '04 also has joined Ashford & Wriston as a Senior Associate. Michael focuses his practice on Credit Union & Banking Law, Environmental & Natural Resource Law, Real Estate, Business, and Litigation.
  • RAGE4JAMIL -- a fundraiser for Jamil Newirth '12 in his fight against brain cancer -- will be held in Chinatown on September 28 from 7:00 p.m to 2:00 a.m. Event details are here. All proceeds will be donated to Jamil's family at Help Jamil Newirth FIGHT.
  • Stephen Wood '11 has joined the Collins & Associates law firm in Santa Barbara, California. The firm specializes in Estate Planning, Trust Administration, and Tax Exempt Organizations.
  • 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. Rebecca Lynne Dayhuff '07 will receive the Dean's Award; Rosemary T. Fazio '78 will receive the Public Service Award; and the Alumni Association will present the Outstanding Alumnus Award to Calvin E. Young '82.
    The reunion also will include a celebration of the life and legacy of Jon Markham Van Dyke (April 29, 1943 – November 29, 2011). The invitation and RSVP card are here. A few seats are available.