November 30, 2012



  • Tae-Ung Baik and Eric Yamamoto organized and spoke about "Social Healing Through Justice: The Mass Killing on Korea's Jeju Island During U.S. Peacetime Occupation" at a colloquium held recently at the Japanese Cultural Center.
    Co-organizer Professor Ko Changhoon of Jeju National University also made a presentation and Sara Lee '13 introduced the speakers. A cultural performance about the Jeju Women Divers (haenyo) followed the colloquium.
  • On November 19, John Barkai presented a one-day training on Intercultural Negotiations for a group of Japanese business people at the Japan-American Institute of Management Science (JAIMS).
  • Charles Booth served as a judge for the Second Annual Asian Transformation and Turnaround (ATTA) in Hong Kong on November 23.
    On Tuesday, December 4, Charles will speak at an Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors (AIRA) seminar, "Update on Bankruptcy Law and Restructuring Environment in China," to be held in Los Angeles.
  • Danielle Conway's new book, State and Local Government Procurement was recently adopted by The George Washington University Law School Government Procurement Law Program for use in its state and local procurement course.
  • Randall Roth and Lea Hong '91 were featured in a November 18 Wall Street Journal article, "Heirs Preserve Hawaiian Tract," (log-in required) about a pending land sale by the Galbraith Estate that is reminiscent of a plot line in the movie The Descendants.
    On November 19, Randy spoke about the history and importance of civic engagement in a class taught by Professor Ulla Hasegar about Land Tenure and Use in Hawai‘i. The following day Randy was interviewed on the Mike Buck Radio Show at about full funding grant agreements.


  • After more than six years of service, Wilma Go is retiring from the Law School today. All are welcome to attend an Afternoon High Tea at 3:00 p.m. today in Room 254 as we bid Wilma a fond farewell and thank her for all her help to all of us.
  • Piyada A. Nonzee moderated a panel discussion about law school admissions on November 27 at the Law School. Panelists included California Western School of Law Assistant Dean for Admission Traci Howard, University of San Francisco School of Law Admissions Director Alan Guerrero, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law Assistant Dean of Admissions and Diversity Initiatives Tracy Simmons, and Elisabeth Steele Hutchison.

    From left: Alan Guerrero, Tracy Simmons, Traci Howard, Piyada Nonzee, and Elisabeth Steele Hutchison

  • Elisabeth Steele Hutchison answered questions from prospective applicants at the November 28 meeting of the Mānoa Pre-Law Association with Columbus School of Law The Catholic University of America Director of Admissions Shani J.P. Butts; Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University Associate Director of Law School Admissions Tiffany McClendon; and Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Assistant Director of Admissions Tajira McCoy.

  • A well-attended Wellness Fair was held at the Law School this week. Activities included yoga, zumba, salsa, lomilomi massage, and meditation as well as classes in exam prep, humor and improvisation, and a poetry slam workshop. Here are photographs from the Puppy Petting and Therapy Dogs sessions (canines provided by Tails of Aloha). See more photos of the Wellness Fair.




  • Marisa Blancarte '13 and Jeremy Patton '13 represented the Mānoa Pre-Law Advising Center at the UH Mānoa Graduate and Law School Fair on November 27. Law School Visit Coordinator Sommerset Wong '12 and Law School Ambassador John Reiss '14 were also on hand to answer questions about our Law School.

    Jeremy Patton '13 and Marisa Blancarte '13
  • Michelle Moorhead '13 has been awarded the James K. Hoenig Judicial Clerkship Scholarship for the Promotion of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Family Law. 
  • The Honolulu Star-Advertiser published a photo of the 2012 Ete Bowl in the TGIF section of the print edition last Friday. Prior to the game, Christilei Hessler '13 and Hawai‘i Supreme Court Associate Justice Sabrina McKenna '82 were interviewed on Hawaii Public Radio. Hear the broadcast at "UH Law Students Gear Up for 34th Annual Ete Bowl" and see more photos of the Ete Bowl.



  • An item in our last newsletter should have read: David Yarber '13 and Shannon Yarber '13  (née Sinton) welcomed their daughter Stacey Katherine Yarber on November 18. Stacey weighed 10 lbs 7.6 ozs and was 21.5 inches long. She has blonde hair and blue eyes. All the family are doing well.
    Shannon, Stacey, and Dave Yarber