Memorial Service for Professor Van Dyke: January 14, 2012, Visitation at 10 a.m., Service at 11:30 am

January 13, 2012

Professor Jon Van Dyke

Jon M. Van Dyke, a professor at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa who was an internationally recognized jurist in the areas of constitutional law, international law, international environmental and ocean law and international human rights law, died on November 29, 2011 while in Australia to speak at a Law of the Sea conference.

See Obituary.

Memorial Service

The public memorial service for Professor Jon M. Van Dyke will be on January 14, 2012 at the Imin Center at the East-West Center, 1777 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96848. 

Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. and the service will begin at 11:30 a.m.

For directions, please see East-West Center map.

Parking:  The UH Parking Office graciously agreed to waive parking fees for everyone coming to the memorial service. To insure free access, please print this pass.pdf and hand a copy to the gate attendant as you enter any UH parking facility.

Jon Van Dyke Fund

In addition to an outpouring of condolences that are arriving from around the world, many people have asked about contributions to honor Jon M. Van Dyke and his work. 

For friends and colleagues eager to further the work of Professor Van Dyke, the family suggests donations to the Jon Van Dyke Fund at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai`i. Sufficient funds will establish the Jon Van Dyke Institute for International Law and Justice promoting peace and reconciliation, human rights, environmental and ocean law, and the rule of law around the world. The Fund will support programs, visiting scholars, dignitaries and practitioners in residence, faculty and students of the Van Dyke Institute.

Please send checks made payable to “UH FOUNDATION [Jon Van Dyke]” to Director of Development, William S. Richardson School of Law, 2515 Dole Street, Room 216, Honolulu, HI 96822-2350.

To give online, please go to

Online Tributes and Photos

The Law School has created a tribute page for Professor Jon Van Dyke. Please contribute your condolences and fond memories of our beloved friend and colleague. The Van Dyke family let us know that they would appreciate it if you are willing to identify yourself if/when you write a condolence message. See tributes.

If you would like to send a private message to Professor Van Dyke's family, please email

We also have created an album of photographs of Professor Van Dyke. If you have photos that you would like to share, please email them to