September 6, 2013


  • On Monday, the Law School will launch e-news, an online news magazine designed to connect our diverse community by sharing some of the school’s big events during our 40th Anniversary year.
    The first issue will describe improvements at the Law Library, introduce our new LLM class from a dozen countries around the world, share Orientation Week events, look at how Richardson prepares graduates for the job market, introduce a familiar and iconic face at the Law School, and share reflections by three graduates of their memorable years at Richardson.
    e-news will be published twice each semester, and sent to the same list served by Ke Kula Kānawai.


  • The Law School welcomes Visiting Scholars Yoshikazu Kimura and Byoung-Kyu Lee.
    Professor Kimura of Aichi University is conducting research in Contract Law, particularly recent cases on promissory estoppel. He also wishes to examine franchise contracts. He earned his LLB, LLM and PhD in Law from Kwansei Gakuin University in Nagoya, Japan where he is currently teaching.
    Professor Lee of Myongi University, South Korea was selected as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar by the Korean-American Educational Commission to conduct research on his “Comparative Study Between Korea and the U.S. on Intellectual Property Misuse.” Professor Lee worked for several private law firms before joining Myongji University, where he teaches Copyright Law, Trademark Law and Civil Procedure. Professor Lee earned his LLB from Seoul National University and an LLM from New York University.
    Professor Kimura is visiting until August 30 and Professor Lee is visiting until February 28. They will share office space in the Visitor/Adjunct room, next to the Elder Law Clinic. 

    Yoshikazu Kimura

    Byoung-Kyu Lee
  • Justin Levinson spoke about "Implicit Bias in the Criminal Justice System" at a symposium at DePaul Law School in Chicago on August 29. The following day, Justin participated on a panel discussing "When Will We Overcome? Still Dreaming of Racial Equality in America Fifty Years After the March on Washington," at Case Western Reserve University Law School in Cleveland.


  • On Wednesday, jury consultant Mark Gerard spoke about "A Jury Consultant's Unique Perspective: Working with Juries in US Intellectual Property Litigation." Mr. Gerard's talk was in conjunction with a class, "IP Strategies: IP Litigation," taught by Terry McMahon that is offered as part of the Law School's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Cluster.


  • On August 30, Professor Lawrence Repeta of Meiji University School of Law, Tokyo, Japan spoke about "Japan's Democracy at Risk — The LDP's Ten Most Dangerous Proposals for Constitutional Change," with a commentary by Professor Lonny Carlile of the UH Mānoa School of Pacific and Asian Studies, sponsored by the Pacific-Asian Legal Studies Organization (PALSO).

    Lawrence Repeta
    Back row, from left: Kevin Argote '15, Ben Sill '15, John Reiss '15, Megumi Lachapelle '15. Front row, from left: Mary McDonald, Lawrence Repeta, Lonny Carlile, Mark Levin, Keiko Okuhara


  • The Asian-Pacific Law and Policy Journal (APLPJ) 2013-2014 Editorial Board welcomes the following staff editors:
    Samantha Chan '14, Michelle Ching '15, Frances Demapan '15, Kimi Ide Foster '14, Sadaf Kashfi '15, Megumi Lachapelle '15, Joshua Michaels '15, Lisa Sugai '15, Sara Tsukamoto '14, Karen Vance '15, and Joelle Yamamoto '15.
    The APLPJ Editorial Board includes:
    Co-Editors-in-Chief: Stephanie Deweese '14 and Ikaika Rawlins '14
    Executive Editor: Christiaan Mitchell '14
    Executive Publications Editors: Janelle Etelagi '14 and Garrett Halydier '14
    Senior Editors:  Tim Partelow '14 and Nara Sitachitta '14

  • The Richardson Riders are preparing for their second year of cycling in the Honolulu Century Ride on Sunday, September 29. Mark Levin wrote: "We anticipate rolling out in two sections this year, the Zealous Advocates led by David Robyak '14 aiming to cover the entire 100-mile route, and the Easements of Passage group led by Mark Levin for a more relaxed 50-mile loop. New riders from the Law School 'ohana (students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends) are very welcome to join us! Informal practice rides have already started. Helmets are essential and visible wear is highly recommended. If interested, please contact David at or talk to Mark Levin."
    From left: Mark Levin, Megumi Lachapelle '15, and Dave Robyak '14 on the 2012 Honolulu Century Ride


  • Lance D. Collins '04 was recognized by the national legal rating service Super Lawyers and selected for the Rising Stars list.
  • Masaki Igawa '05 was appointed full professor at the faculty of law at Meijo University in Japan. On a recent visit to the Law school to research Honolulu tax laws, Masaki recalled many fond memories of his time here as a Visiting Scholar.

    Masaki Igawa '05 and Avi Soifer
  • Yang Liu (Cindy) '05 and her husband Caleb Booth are delighted to announce the birth of their second son Hudson at 6 lbs 14 oz on August 24.

    Hudson Booth

  • Amy Ye '08 and her husband Leo Zheng also were very happy to welcome their second son Aaron born on May 27 in Honolulu.

    Aaron Zheng