October 26, 2012


  • A report on the "Treatment of the Insolvency of Natural Persons" co-drafted by Charles Booth for the World Bank is available for public comments at: www.worldbank.org/gild and www.worldbank.org/legal.
  • The latest edition of "Development by Agreement" co-authored by David Callies, Cecily Talbert Barclay, and Julie A. Tappendorf '97 was featured in Alumni News at depauw.edu. See "Prof. David Callies '65 Co-Authors Development by Agreement."
  • On October 19, Alison Conner gave a talk on Chinese legal reform as part of the Juneau World Affairs Council speaker series. Alison also spoke to the Juneau Bar Association while she was in Alaska.
  • Jim Pietsch and the Elder Law Clinic were featured on the front page of the Sunday Insights section of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, and the story included a box with their advice about end of life decision-making. See "… To Live, And To Die" and  "Some Advice On Advance Directives" (log-in required).
  • On October 22, Randall Roth spoke about professional ethics in the Business Ethics class taught by Professor Vincent Shim at the Shidler College of Business.
    In the November 5 issue of The Nation, Randy is quoted in an article, "Hershey's Charity for Children Became GOP Slush Fund."
  • At Wednesday's Annual Meeting of the Hawai‘i Justice Foundation, Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald and Judge Daniel Foley each singled out the Law School for special recognition and for thanks for its contributions in the realm of Access to Justice. Chief Justice Recktenwald mentioned in particular the role Law School students played in preparing Farrington High School students for a sitting by the Hawai'i Supreme Court at Farrington last spring.
    Avi Soifer served as the facilitator for questions and comments following a passionate keynote address by Senior Judge of the Family Court R. Mark Browning.


  • On November 11, the Alumni Association with ‘Ahahui O Hawai‘i and the Environmental Law Society will hold a Law School Courtyard Gardening Project from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch and ice water will be provided. Please bring a personal water bottle, hat, sunscreen, work clothes, and closed-toe shoes. Gloves and gardening tool will be provided. Free parking will be available in Lot 17 (faculty) parking lot.
  • The Law School is seeking an Associate Dean of Student Services. Applicants may submit a cover letter and resume with contact information (including e-mail address) of at least three professional references. Electronic submissions are preferred to James Pietsch, Professor of Law at jpietsch@hawaii.edu.
  • The Elder Law Program will present the "Nite" of the "Living Will" an annual program on Advance Directives on Wednesday, October 31 beginning at 12 noon in the Moot Court Room.
  • Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law will host Maoli Thursday on November 1. John D. Waihe‘e lll '76, former Governor and Native Hawaiian Roll Commissioner At-large and Chair and Na‘alehu Anthony, Native Hawaiian Roll Commissioner O‘ahu and Vice-Chair will discuss "Unrelinquished Sovereignty?: The Roll Commission - Kana‘iolowalu." The lunchtime forum will begin at 11:45 a.m. in the Moot Court Room.Students


  • The 2012 Men’s Flag Football Fall Classic at which the 1L team will challenge a combined team of 2L and 3L players will take place tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. at Ching Field. A post-game party will follow in the Law School Courtyard.
  • A Pro Bono Workshop and Legal Services Fair took place yesterday in the Law School Courtyard. The fair was organized by Piyada A. Nonzee and Ronald Rodriguez '14

    Pro Bono Workshop and Fair


  • Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald and Judge Daniel Foley, Chair of the Access to Justice Commission, recognized six outstanding pro bono lawyers at a Pro Bono Celebration held at the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
    Those honored included: Sean K. Clark '99, Goodsill Anderson; Gavin K. Doi, Doli/Luke, Attorneys at Law; Miriah Holden '08, Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing; Charles H. Hurd, Hurd ADR Associates; Blaine Rogers '06, Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing; and Scott C. Suzuki '04, Law Offices of Scott C. Suzuki.
    State Representative Della Au Bellati '03 presented the certificates and Justice Simeon Acoba offered closing remarks.
  • Susan Park '79 has returned to Hawai‘i on rotation after serving a month as an Alternative Resolution Advisor for FEMA in connection with the Hurricane Isaac recovery efforts. Susan works out of the Joint Field Office in Baton Rouge and in the Disaster Relief Centers in the New Orleans area. She will return to Louisiana in early November.
  • The July Bar Exam results are out:
    The total number who sat: 174
    The total number who passed: 119
    Percentage pass rate overall: 68.3 or 68% (119/174)
    The total number of UH students who sat: 93
    The total number of UH students who passed: 66
    Percentage pass rate for UH overall: 70.9 or 71% (66/93)
    The total number of UH first timers who sat: 81.
    The total number of UH first timers who passed: 61
    Percentage pass rate for UH first timers: 75.3 or 75% (61/81)
    Total number of UH repeaters who sat: 12
    Total number of UH repeaters who passed: 5
    Percentage pass rate for UH repeater: 41.6 or 42% (5/12)