October 5, 2012


  • Denise Antolini and Mālama Pūpūkea-Waimea, a North Shore marine conservation non-profit, will be featured on the ‘Ōlelo, Channel 52 show "Voices for Change," hosted by former legislator Lyla Berg.
    The half-hour show will air on Wednesday October 17, at 7:30 p.m. and will repeat on October 22 at 4:30 p.m., October 29 at 4:30 p.m., and on November 5 at 4:30 p.m. See www.pupukeawaimea.org.

    Denise Antolini (right) with members of Mālama Pūpūkea-Waimea

    Mālama Pūpūkea-Waimea's Information Tent at Pūpūkea
  • On September 27, David Callies spoke about tax increment financing as part of a national teleconference program,"Public-Private Partnerships in the Age of Economic Distress," organized by the American Law Institute and the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.
  • Danielle Conway, the first Michael J. Marks Distrnguished Professor of Business Law, will present the Inaugural Michael J. Marks Lecture, "Small Business and Collateral Policies in Government Procurement" next Friday, October 12 in the Moot Courtroom at 5:30 p.m. as part of UH Mānoa Homecoming Week. The event is open to the public. For information and to RSVP, please visit: law.hawaii.edu/Homecoming2012.
  • Lyn Flanigan '81 and Larry Foster ’81 were among six alumni honored with the East-West Center Distinguished Alumni Award by the EWC Alumni Association at Peking University during the EWC/EWCA International Conference in Beijing, September 1-3.
    Lyn received the award for her years of service as President and Board Member (2004-2012) of the EWCA Executive Board. She also co-chaired the EWCA 50th Anniversary Conference in 2010 and served on the EWC Board of Governors (1992 – 2001).
    Larry received the award for his service as president of the East-West Center Alumni Association; as an Ex-Officio member of East-West Center Board of Governors; and as member of the Planning Committee for the EWC Association’s Biennial Alumni Conference in Bali, Indonesia.

    Left to right: Lyn Flanigan '81, Charles Morrison (President of the East-West Center), and Larry Foster '81
  • Larry Foster '81 attended the annual meeting of the trustees of Hawai‘i Tokai International College held at Tokai University in Tokyo on September 26. The next day, he visited Aoyama Gakuin University to meet Professor Yoshiaki Nakamura. Larry also attended a small faculty lunch for a group of law professors from the East-China University of Politics & Law, Shanghai, China.
  • An article by Melody Kapilialoha MacKenzie '76,  "Ke Ala Loa – The Long Road: Native Hawaiian Sovereignty and the State of Hawai‘i," was just published in the University of Tulsa Law Review as part of its symposium issue on State-Tribal Relations: Past, Present, and Future. Melody's article is based on a presentation she gave at the Indian Nations and Indigenous Peoples Section program at the 2011 American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting.
  • Visiting Professor Fran Miller was named Faculty Lead for the new Scholars in Residence program of the Network for Public Health Law and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The program places legal scholars within public health agencies for six months to assist in solving a specific public health issues.
  • A review symposium that grew out of an Author-Meets-Readers session Avi Soifer chaired at the 2011 Law and Society Association Annual Meeting on "Freedom Bound: Law, Labor, and Civic Identity in Colonizing English America, 1580-1865" by Christopher Tomlins recently appeared at 46 Law & Society 651 (2012).
    Avi also will moderate a debate tomorrow morning between mayoral candidates Ben Cayetano and Kirk Caldwell '84 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Law School in Classroom 2. Questions for the candidates were collected via social media, the web, and community events. The debate -- which is free and open to the public -- is sponsored by the Hawai‘i Independent, the League of Women Voters Honolulu Chapter, and KTUH-FM.
    ‘Ōlelo Channel 53 will broadcast the debate live. For further information, please call Ikaika Hussey at 808-221-2843.


  • The Honolulu Star-Advertiser published a Letter to the Editor, "Donors to UH very supportive" by Frank Boas on September 26. (log-in required).
  • A reception for artist Blaise Domino -- in recognition of his artistic donations to the Law School -- was held in the Courtyard on Tuesday evening.  His work -- which features Hawai‘i maps -- is displayed at the school's entrance and in Room 254.

  • Avi Soifer, Blaise Domino, and David Callies


  • Megumi Lachapelle '15, David Robyak '14, and Mark Levin completed 50 miles in the Honolulu Century Ride on September 30.  Mark wrote: "The group was delighted to meet Jade Wong '10 at the finish line after her 50-mile ride. Everyone had fun on the beautiful ride, though all legs were pretty tired by the end of the day.
    The plan is to continue with loosely-organized rides on Sunday mornings, rolling out from the Law School/Law Library gathering area at around 8 a.m. New riders from the Law School 'ohana are very welcome! Helmets and visible wear are highly recommended." If interested, please contact David at drobyak@yahoo.com, or Megumi at mhonami@hawaii.edu.

    Mark Levin, Megumi Lachapelle '15, and Dave Robyak '14


  • Bruce Barnes '77 was among five former Peace Corps volunteers who participated in a panel discussion on "Peace Is Not Just An Absence of War," hosted by the Law School and the Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution at the UH Mānoa Art Auditorium on September 20. The volunteers shared stories from their service in the Peace Corps and talked about the conflicts they had witnessed in their respective countries.
  • Former State Senator Anthony Kai Ung Chang '76 died on Tuesday. Please see, "Legislator Shaped Environmental Laws" in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on October 3 (log-in required).
  • The Honolulu Star-Advertiser featured Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito '86 in its Akamai Money column on Monday (log-in required).
  • Robert Thomas '87, a director with Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert, wrote a commentary on "A Microcosm Of Hawaii Land Use Law" and also was featured in the Hawaii Reporter on October 2.
    On October 11-12, Robert will participate in the Ninth Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia to discuss "mortgages that are underwater" using the power of eminent domain.
  • Lea Hong '91 writes: "The Landshark Invitational Surf Contest lucked out once again at Kewalo's on September 29 with unseasonable overhead-high surf, clean conditions, and fun for all. Nearly 50 law students and lawyers participated in a day of fellowship, ‘ono grinds, and surf at Kewalo Basin Park (Point/Shark's Hole). 
    Highlights included the Landshark's first-ever broken board by TJ Barron (professional surfer and boyfriend of second-year law student Shae Kamaka‘ala '14). We are sorry to report that TJ was prevented from advancing to the finals by a formal protest filed by attorneys in his age division (those pesky attorneys - always looking to win by a technicality!) Ashford & Wriston attorney Mihoko Ito selflessly retrieved a non-contestant surfer's loose board during her own heat and saved him from drowning, winning the Aloha Spirit Award.
    Sonny Ganaden '06 flamencoed his way to an upset win in the John Lim Costume Contest as the Spanish Matador, beating prior winner Jeff Kent '07 (Magnum P.I.) and Greg-Lui-Kwan '82 (who scratched - he may have been intimidated by Sonny's tights). 
    Note to future costume contest contestants: The last three years' winners have been men in tights.

    Left to right: Keri Ogden, Rosie Brady, Sarah Parker, Trisha Nishimoto '10, and Tiffany Gourley '12

    More photographs are on Facebook and at Hawaiian Swell
    The contest raised $800 toward the Environmental Law Society's No Ke ‘Ola o ka ‘Āina summer grant, awarded to an outstanding student working with an environmental public interest or governmental organization during a summer clerkship. 

    Mahalo to sponsors LEXIS-NEXIS, Quicksilver, Town & Country Surf, HI-Life/Buti-Groove, Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing, Ashford & Wriston, Bickerton, Lee, Dang & Sullivan, Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks, Na Loio He‘e Nalu, WSRSLAA, the Environmental Law Society & Program, and volunteers Mark Fox (malasadas & coffee), Blake McElheny '99 & Adam Borrello '99 (rashguards), Nathan Roehrig '03 (heat schedules), law students Ewan Rayner '14, Melissa Kolonie '14, Kevin Richardson '14, Mari Feiteira '14, Joanna Zeigler '15, Sarah Sheffield '15, Calli Chinen '14Zach DiIonno '13, Shae Kamaka'ala '14 (spotting, tabulation, timkeeping, registration), Steve Oliveria '14 (picking up and setting up tent), Tina Aiu '13 & Bianca Isaki '13 (DOBOR permit meeting and pre-contest signs). A special mahalo nui loa to Ku‘au Rescue and Mr. Bryan Amona for providing courteous water patrol with safety first -- despite the largest waves in Landshark history, we had only a few scrapes and wana (sea urchin) pokes.
    The results of the day's lucked out, epic surf were (those with * next to their names are spouses or significant others):

    Men's Shortboard Legends (60+)
    1. Bill Saunders
    2. David Nakashima '77
    3. Gordon Kim '84

    Men's Shortboard Makule (55+)
    1. Stu Gasner

    Men's Shortboard Loio (40-54)
    1. Adam Borrello '99
    2. Mike Cruise
    3. Jim Bickerton
    4. Mark Tarone '00
    5. James Nakano

    Men's Shortboard ‘Opio (Under 40)
    1. Nathan Roehrig '03
    2. Blake McElheny '99
    3. Kumau Pineda '12
    4. Nate Kinney '07
    5. Cameron Black '08
    6. Sonny Ganaden '06

    Women's Shortboard Loio (Over 35)
    1. Mindy Pennybacker
    2. Bianca Isaki '13
    3. Mihoko Ito
    4/5. Linda Aragon '03
    4/5.  Dawnie Ichimura
    6. Maile Shimabukuro '00

    Women's Shortboard  ‘Opio (35 & Under)
    1. Sarah Parker
    2. Ivy Kinney*
    3. Rosie Brady
    4. Tiffany Gourley '12
    5. Trisha Nishimoto '10
    6. Keri Ogden

    Men's Longboard Legends (60+)
    1. Bill Saunders
    2. Greg Lui-Kwan '82
    3. David Nakashima '77
    4. Wayne Kekina

    Men's Longboard Makule (55+)
    1. Jim Bickerton
    2. Stu Gasner
    3. Bill Cooper '87

    Men's Longboard Loio (40-54)
    1. Mark Tarone '00
    2. Mike Cruise
    3. Tommy Waters '93
    4. James Nakano
    5. Ken Shimozono

    Men's Longboard ‘Opio (Under 40)
    1. Blake McElheny '99
    2. Cameron Black '08
    3. Kumau Pineda '12
    4. Sinclair Salas-Ferguson '10
    5. Kevin Richardson '14
    6. Nate Roehring '03

    Women's Longboard Loio (Over 35)
    1. Dawnie Ichimura
    2. Mindy Pennybacker
    3. Lea Hong '91
    4. Linda Aragon '03
    5. Mihoko Ito

    Women's Longboard  ‘Opio (35 & Under)
    1. Shae Kamaka‘ala '14
    2. Sarah Parker
    3. Mele Coleman '13

    Men's Bodyboard
    1. James Nakano
    2. Mark Tarone'00 (body surf)

    Women's Bodyboard
    1. Dawnie Ichimura
    2. Mihoko Ito

    Men's Stand-Up
    1. Blake McElheny '99
    2. Steve Olivera '14
    3. Bill Lawson
    4. Kevin Richardson '14
    5. Laurent Remillard
    6. Wayne Kekina

    John Lim Costume Contest
    (named in honor of the late ICA associate justice John Lim, who wore a suit and tie and carried a briefcase at the first Landshark)
    1. Sonny Ganaden '06 (Matador)
    2. Lea Hong '91 (Breakfast at Tiffany's)
    3. Jeff Kent '07 (Magnum P.I.)

    Aloha Spirit Award
    Mihoko Ito (for retrieving drowning non-contestant's board during heat)

    Best Wipe-Out
    TJ Barron* (first broken board in Landshark history!)"