February 8, 2013


  • On Wednesday, Judge Leslie Kobayashi '83 and Justice Jim Duffy met with the day section of the Professional Responsibility class co-taught by Randall Roth and Ken Lawson to discuss confidentiality, attorney-client privilege, and professionalism.
    The same day, Judge Vickie Marks (ret.) and attorney Sid Ayabe met with the evening section to discuss the same topics.

    Justice Jim Duffy and Judge Leslie Kobayashi '83

    Attorney Sid Ayabe and Judge Vickie Marks (ret.)

  • On January 31 and February 1, the Law School hosted "He Hali'a Aloha No Jon: Memories of Aloha for Jon," a highly successful and well-attended international symposium that honored and celebrated the life and legacy of the late Jon Van Dyke.
    The symposium began with an evening reception at the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court and continued with two days of talks and panel discussions by speakers from around the world on issues significant to Jon Van Dyke's remarkably diverse areas of influence and expertise.
    On January 30, Sherry Broder was interviewed on Hawaiʻi Public Radio's program "The Conversation" about the newly-created Jon Van Dyke Institute of International Law and Justice in a segment, "Another Van Dyke Becomes An Institution."
    The following day, Professor Ved Nanda of the University of Denver School of Law was also featured on HPR's "The Conversation" speaking about "Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit of Healthiness.
    Governor Neal Abercrombie and Honolulu City & County Mayor Kirk Caldwell '84 proclaimed February 1, 2013 as Jon Van Dyke Day.

    Speakers at The Jon Van Dyke International Symposium

    Members of the 2012-13 UH Law Review with Sherry Broder front row, center, Michelle Van Dyke front row, second from right, and Eric Van Dyke, front row, second from left 

    Professor Ved Nanda of the University of Denver School of Law


  • Piyada A. Nonzee and Rick Macapinlac '13 attended the Leilehua High School's College and Career Fair on January 30 to discuss preparation for college and, possibly, law school, and to encourage students to explore the field of law.

    Rick Macapinlac '13

  • The Law School, the Mānoa Pre-Law Association, and the Mānoa Pre-Law Advising Center held a series of free workshops this week.
    On Tuesday, Jeremy Patton ’13  gave a presentation on navigating the law school admissions process. Pre-Law Advising Center Director Ruth Bingham, Elisabeth Steele Hutchison, and Piyada A. Nonzee were on hand to answer applicant questions. Law School Ambassadors Lauren Kurashige '15, John Reiss '15, Sarah Sheffield '15, Philip Tumbaga '15, Sommerset Wong '14, and Joanna Zeigler '15 gave tours to attendees.

    Jeremy Patton '13
    On Wednesday, Piyada and Liam Skilling '07 hosted a LSAT 101 workshop. They also distributed used LSAT test prep materials -- donated by current law students -- to prospective applicants.

    Sergio Alcubilla '13, Catherine Hall '13, Justine Herrera '13, and Andrew Itsuno '15 participated in a panel discussion on what law school is really like on Thursday. Marisa Blancarte ‘13 moderated this panel. 

    Liam Skilling '07


  • Lauren Gabriel '14 co-authored a report, "New Report: Economic & Govt Impact Of Same-Sex Marriage In Hawaii and was featured in an article on February 6 at hawaiinewsnow.com.
  • Nicole M. Torres '13 was featured in an article, "NMI law student’s article published in regional journal," in Saipan's local newspaper, Marianas Variety on February 4.
  • On February 1, members of Law for Youth Empowerment (LYtE): Lida Angier ’15, Cassie Bagay ’14, Eliza Browning ’14, Shelby Ferrer ’14, Sadaf Kashfi ’15, Alese Lesser ’15, Antoinette Lilley ’15, Dorothy Meisner ’14, Sarah Sheffield ’15, Philip Tumbaga ’15, and Angelica Zabanal ’14 visited the Hawai`i Youth Correctional Facility (HYCF) to lead LYtE’s first Law-Related Education workshop series for HYCF’s incarcerated youth. 
    LYtE members will teach a total of seven workshops at HYCF bi-weekly throughout the semester, covering Rules v. Law, What Juvenile Status Means, The Criminal Justice System Process, the Meaning of Neglect, and Community Resources. 
    The workshops were made possible with support from David Hipp, Executive Director of the Office of Youth Services; Judge R. Mark Browning, Senior Judge of the Family Court in the First Circuit; Richard Mello, Deputy Administrator at HYCF; and Laurie Tochiki ‘80, LYtE faculty advisor.

    LYtE was created in September 2012 to provide mentorship to incarcerated and at-risk youth in Hawai’i through workshops based on LRE curriculum.

    Angelica Zabanal wrote: "We hope to empower Hawai’i’s incarcerated youth with knowledge and the ability to make educated decisions. For information on HYCF workshops and our other ongoing juvenile justice research projects, please visit our  Facebook page or email Angelica at angelica.zabanal@gmail.com or Eliza Browning at eebrowni@hawaii.edu."

    From left: Philip Tumbaga ’15, Cassie Bagay ’14, Lida Angier ’15, Alese Lesser ’15, Dorothy Meisner ’14, Eliza Browning ’14, Angelica Zabanal ’14, Shelby Ferrer ’14, Sarah Sheffield ’15.  Missing from the photo are Sadaf Kashfi ’15, and  Antoinette Lilley ’15


  • Susan Hippensteele '01 and Dina Shek '06 were featured in "20 for the Next 20: People to Watch 2013," in the February issue of Hawaii Business magazine.
  • Peter Whitfield ’06 and his wife Kenzie welcomed their daughter Charlotte McKenzie Whitfield ("Charlie") on January 31.

    Charlotte McKenzie Whitfield