06/01/2007

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2007 Summer Edition Vol. 12 No.5

Summer Farewells

An "Aloha Attire" Memorial/ tribute to alumni Elizabeth Sharpe (’03) who passed on June 05, 2007 was held on
July 1 at the Keaiwa Heiau State Recreation Area in Aiea, Oahu. Commemorative words delivered by husband Bernard Fick, a PowerPoint presenta- tion of Elizabeth Sharpe’s pictures reflecting her teenage years to her burial and small reception.
We also mourn along with the rest of Hawaiʻi the unexpected passing of associate judge of the Intermediate Court of Appeals John S. Lim on Wednesday June 13, 2007. He was a supporter of the law school - regularly serving as a judge in Susan McKay Com- petition and other things. "We are devastated by the loss of such a young, intelligent, hard working, and dedicated jurist," said Chief Justice Ronald Moon. We extend our sincere condolences to his wife, Eva, and their two sons, Ethan and Evan. He will be sorely missed." Lim, a gradu-
ate of Farrington High School, Harvard College and Stanford Law School, was appointed by then-Gov. Ben Cayetano in 1999 to a 10-year term on the appeals court, the second highest for the state under the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court. He was one of six judges on the appeals court.Moon appointed Lim as a district family judge for Honolulu in 1993. Cayetano appointed him as a circuit judge in 1995 and four years later later named him to the appeals court.

Faculty Summer Updates


Denise Antolini recently back from a sabbatical in Italy re- turns with a book soon to be released Creating Common Law Strategies for Protecting the Environment edited by Antolini and Clifford Recht- schaffen. The book provides an overview of the major common law remedies, and describes the limits of using statutory remedies under environmental citizen suit provisions.

David Callies delivered a paper on compulsory purchase and taking land by
regulation at the Hong Kong Basic Law Tenth Anniversary International Conference June 22-23 in Hong Kong. The paper will be published as an article in the Asia Pacific Law Review to be distributed to registrants at the conference.

Danielle Conway Jones was a contributor in a new book, From Oppression to Grace: Women of Color and Their Dilemmas within the Academy, edited by Theodorea Regina Berry and Nathalie D. Mizelle. The
book is an array of 19 scholarly essays focusing on the dilemmas, challenges, and opportunities of women of color in the US academy, by contributing women authors of African, Native American, Latina, East Indian, Korean and Japanese origin.

Alison W. Conner published a chap- ter "Chinese Lawyers on the Silver Screen," in the textbook Cinema, Law, and the State in Asia, edited by Corey K. Creekmur and Mark Sidel (2007).

Larry Foster has been selected as a member of the Board of Trustees of Hawaiʻi Tokai International College (HTIC), and served as a member of the Planning Committee for the annual conference of the American
Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai held on June 8, 2007. This year's theme is China Trends.

Mark Levin was recently Appointed by Governor Lingle to the State of Hawaiʻi Tobacco Prevention and Control Trust Fund Advisory Board and quoted in Honolulu Star Bulletin and Japan Close Up magazine re. tobacco control policy in Japan. He had also participated in a number of speaking engagements in Japan in Spring and Summer on Tobacco Control and Legal education and a panelist on the legal profession in Japan. In Summer, he is also speaking on race, law and culture in Japan and will be a participant in developing several briefing
papers to be presented by the Framework Convention Alliance (a coalition of more than 250 organizations from over 90 countries around the world) to representatives of 148 nations at the second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, 30 June to 6 July 2007 in Bangkok, Thailand. (See http://www.fctc.org/x/ iwg_cops/cop.php).

Randy Roth spent a week during summer in Chicago as Asso- ciate Reporter for the ALI Restatement of the Law 3rd – Trusts project, to discuss Preliminary Draft No. 8 with the Advisers and Members Consultative Group. The material being covered this week eventually will become Volume 4. Our own Dean Avi Soifer published an article in the Georgia Law Review, “Hear Today, God Tomorrow?: To Be in but Not of the Law with Moses, and Milner Ball,” Vol. 41, No. 3 (Spring 2007).

Prolific writer Jon Van Dyke published a paper in "Updating Interna- tional Nuclear Law," a collection of papers derived from the Conference On The Human Right To A Safe And Healthful Environment And The Responsibilities Under International Law Of Operators Of Nuclear Facilities" held in Salzburg, Austria on October 20-23, 2005, and an article "Navigational Freedoms in a Time of Insecurity," Strategic Analysis, Vol. 31, No.2, March 2007.

Student Summer Updates


The newest members of the grantmaking committee for the Hawaiʻi People's Fund are Shari Dela Cuadra (2007) and Malia Gibson (incoming 1L). Hawai‘i People's Fund is a publicly supported community fund established in 1972 to provide grants to progressive grass-roots social change organizations working in Hawai‘i and the Pacific.

Barbara Peck (2L), has accepted an offer to publish her second year seminar paper, "The Constitutionality of the FDA’s Age-Based Plan B® Regulations: Why the FDA Made the Wrong Decision,” in the Wisconsin Women's Law Journal.

The two LLM awardees for 2007- 2008 Freeman Fellowships are Fang Ye, who is originally from Nanchang, is a 2001 graduate of the East China University of Politics and Law, and earned an LL.M. from Tsinghua University in Beijing and Suonpraseth Prum, who graduated from the Royal University of Phnom Penh in 1992 with a degree in English and will receive his LLB degree from the Royal University of Law and Economics this year.

Stanton Oishi( ) and Dana Agader() welcomed a new daughter born one week early on June 21, 2007.

Alumni Summer Updates

Clare Hanusz (’99) published a recent article in the June 23, 2007 edition of a local newspaper the Toledo Blade entitled "Consider Antonio's little girls before debating immigration" on her reflections on her interview of an illegal immigrant detained at the Federal Detention Center and about to be deported, leaving behind a U.S. citizen wife and two young girls.

On Saturday, July 21st, 2007 the Alumni Association supported the Habitat for Humanity and helped build homes in Waianae. It was a great opportunity for us to do something non-legal and get our hands a bit dirty. The neighbor island alumni were treated to reception lunches hosted by Dean Soifer to reconnect and update our alumni on upcoming events and plans for Law School. This Fall the Dean will also host a gathering of distinguished alumni legislators to meet with new chancellor Virginia Hinshaw.
 

Law Summer Updates

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Paul Stevens visited the islands for a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Conference and attended a lunch hosted by the HSBA in his honor. In attendance was Mits Takahashi 2L and Douglas Frederick 2L. For more go to http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2007/Jul/20/ln/hawaii707200366.html. Other speaking events were held at law school over the summer. As part of the summer course taught by Will Weinstein, Weinstein also provided a four part Summer Guest Speaker Series, hosted at the Law School. The topics ranged from an insider's view on the fashion industry with fashion model Tina Siefkes, to sustainable development with a three speaker panel, governance of charitable foundations presented by Mary Bitterman, and a conversation with Gaston Caperton, the president of The College Board.

Administration Summer Updates

Spencer Kimura (’96) has been promoted to Director, LLM and Summer Programs. Kelly-Ann Liang has been selected to replace Ashley Muraoka, as a Faculty Support Specialist, effective August 1, 2007. Ashley has been accepted into the UH’s master’s program for planning.

Congratulations to former Student Helper Dawn Egusa who joins our incoming first year class.
 

Summer Fun!

During the Sum-
mer Program, visiting professor
Will Weinstein, former governor
of the American Stock Ex-
change and currently serving as
a financial and investment advi-
sor and money manager for
individuals and corporation
active in the equity markets and
professor at San Francisco
State University taught a course
on Honesty, Trust and Profes-
sional Ethics. Our very own
Dean Soifer co-taught one of
the classes as well. Visiting
faculty for the summer program
included our own Dean Richard
Miller leading the externship
program, Tom Clancy , Director
of the National Center for Jus-
tice and the Rule of Law and
Visiting Professor of Law who
taught Criminal Procedure. Ved
Nanda, Vice Provost for Interna-
tionalization at the University of
Denver co-taught the Interna-
tional Protection of Human
Rights course with Jon Van
Dyke. Other professors who
taught during the summer in-
cluded Eric Yamamoto who
taught Public Law Litigation,
Hazel Beh who taught a course
on Insurance Law, and Randy
Roth who taught the Profes-
sional Responsibility course.
The summer program was cele-
brated with a hike to Mānoa
Falls, a Summer Supper hosted
at the historic residence of Jon
Van Dyke and Sherry Broder,
and a thank you reception at
the State Supreme Court Salon
for all mentors participating in
the externship program. The
success of the program is cred-
ited to director Spencer Kimura,
who also was promoted to Di-
rector, LL.M. and Summer Pro-
grams.