November 16, 2012


  • On November 5 and 7, John Barkai hosted seven professors of law and education visiting from Japan to study peer mediation. The group met with peer mediators at Leilehua High School and with other mediation practitioners. Former Visiting Scholar Professor Koji Higashikawa from Kanazawa University Law School led the group.
  • Charles Booth and Carole J. Petersen spoke about "Hong Kong Since 1997: Resilience During 15 Years of Extraordinary Change, 23rd Language and Culture Seminar," at the Center for Asia-Pacific Exchange on November 12.
    Charles also was a member of a four-person team that assisted an Evaluation Department review of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Legal Transition Programmes from 2001 to 2010. The EBRD's recent online publication "Special Study—Legal Transition Programme Review" lists 30 legal reform and advisory projects in Armenia, Hungary, Mongolia, Russia and Serbia.
  • An essay by David Callies, "It All Began In Hawai‘i," appeared at 45 J. Marshall L. Rev. 317 (2012) as part of an issue highlighting the "40th Anniversary of The Quiet Revolution in Zoning and Land Use Regulation."


  • On Wednesday, December 5, Brian Z. Tamanaha will give a presentation to the Law School community on national trends affecting law schools. Professor Tamanaha is the William Gardiner Hammond Professor of Law at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis and the author of several books including his recent "Failing Law Schools." The presentation will begin at noon in the Moot Court Room. A buffet lunch will be served.

    Brian Z. Tamanaha


  • The 2012 Ete Bowl will be played at 1:00 p.m. Sunday at the football practice field behind the softball diamond in the UH quarry area. A post-game tailgate potluck follows, with food provided by the teams. The Ete Bowl is a Law School tradition that began in 1978 as a friendly grudge match between the second-year women and their third-year counterparts and has become a major battle between current students (Etes) and alumni (Bruzers). See "The Annual Ete Bowl Goes ŒMano a Mano in Mānoa" in the Hawaii Reporter on November 13.

    The 2011 Ete Bowl


  • We are very sad to report that Peter Marrack '89 passed away on October 24 in Straub Clinic & Hospital. Peter was a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with the City and County of Honolulu. See The Honolulu Star-Advertiser obituary.
  • Andrew Stewart '02 was featured in an article "Lawyers fly solo as they search for work-life balance," on November 9 in Pacific Business News.
  • Peter Whitfield '06 has joined the Baker Hostetler law firm in Washington D.C. as an associate. Peter will focus on environmental litigation. See Baker Hostetler News/Resources