Hazel Glenn Beh '91

  • Professor of Law
  • Co-Director, Health Law Policy Center
  • Regents’ Medalist for Excellence in Teaching


  • BA University of Arizona 1973
  • MSW University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 1975
  • PhD University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 1986
  • JD William S. Richardson School of Law 1991


  • Outstanding Woman Lawyer of the Year, Hawai‘i Women Lawyers, 2008.
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, 2000-present.
  • AALS Section on Insurance Law, Chair, 2008.
  • HSBA Section on Insurance Coverage Litigation Section, Chair, 2008.



Professor Beh joined the law school in 1995 as Acting Associate Dean and joined the faculty in 1996. She teaches Contracts, Advanced Torts & Insurance Law, and legal writing. She also serves currently as co-director of the Health Law Policy Center at the Law School. Professor Beh was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2007 to 2009.

After law school, she clerked for Hawai`i Supreme Court Chief Justice Herman Lum. From 1993 to 1994, she was the Research & Appellate Coordinator for the City and County of Honolulu Corporation Counsel.

In addition to her law degree, Professor Beh also holds a Ph.D. in American Studies and a Masters of Social Work. She worked as a social worker with the elderly in the Hawai`i community for twelve years.

Her scholarship interests are diverse; she has written articles concerning insurance, law and medicine, torts, contracts, and higher education law.

In 1999, she was selected by students and faculty as Outstanding Professor of the Year. Professor Beh is also a 2000 recipient of the Board of Regents' Excellence in Teaching Award, the University of Hawai`i's highest honor for teachers. She received the 2008 Hawai‘i Women Lawyers Outstanding Women Lawyer of the Year award, in recognition of her efforts to establish the part-time program at the law school.

Professor Beh is a past Chair of the Associate of American Law Schools (AALS) Education Law Section; of the AALS Contracts Section and of the AALS Insurance Law Section. She was a visiting professor at LaTrobe University, Melbourne, Australia in 2005, the University of California, Hastings College of Law in Spring 2002 and at Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan in Summer 2001.


  • Hazel Glenn Beh (with Amanda Coe), Insurance Intermediaries - Conn. Ins. L.J. 571-598 (2009).
  • Hazel Glenn Beh (with Milton Diamond), Abstinence - only Sex Education: Potential Developmental Effects, 2 Human Ontogenetics 1-5 (2008).
  • Hazel Glenn Beh (with Milton Diamond), Changes in the Management of Children with Intersex Conditions, 4 Nature Clinical Practice 4-5 (January 2008).
  • Sexual Education, in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SEX AND GENDER (Malti-Douglas, Fedwa ed.) (2007).
  • Hazel Glenn Beh, Recognizing the Sexual Rights of Minors in the Abstinence-Only Sex Education Debate, 26 Children's Legal Rights Journal 1 (2006).
  • Hazel Glenn Beh, (with Milton Diamond), David Reimer's Legacy: Limiting Parental Discretion, 15 Cardozo Journal of Law & Gender 5 (2006).
  • Hazel Glenn Beh, (with Milton Diamond),The Failure of Abstinence Only: Minors Have a Right to Honest Talk About Sex, 15 Columbia Journal of Gender & Law 12 (2006).
  • Hazel Glenn Beh, (with Milton Diamond), Ethics & Gender: The Right to Be Wrong, Sharon Systma, ed. (2006).
  • Hazel Glenn Beh, (with Milton Diamond), Ethical Concerns Related to Treating Gender Nonconformity in Childhood and Adolescence: Lessons From the Family Court of Australia, 15 Health Matrix 239 (2005).
  • Hazel Glenn Beh, (with James Pietsch), Legal Implications Surrounding Adolescent Health Care Decision-Making in Matters of Sex, Reproduction, and Gender, in 13 Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, Sex and Gender 675 (2004) (book chapter).
  • Hazel Glenn Beh, Reassessing the Sophisticated Insured Exception, 39 Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal 85 (2004).
  • Hazel Glenn Beh, Book Review: Legal Aspects of Architecture, Engineering and the Construction Process, 130 Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education & Practice 318 (2004).