Spencer Kimura '96

  • Director of LLM and Summer Programs
  • Faculty Specialist


  • BS Georgetown University 1991
  • JD William S. Richardson School of Law 1996


Spencer returned to the University of Hawaiʻi in Fall 2004, to manage the law school's International Programs as well as the Hawaiʻi Summer Law Program. Previously, he served as Executive Director of the inaugural LLM Program and Summer Law & English Program at the University of Southern California Law School. Before that, he worked at USC's IBEAR MBA Program, the international arm of the Marshall School of Business. He has also lived in Japan for over three years, working as an International Publicity Officer at Kobe Steel, Ltd., doing an internship at Anderson Mori (law firm), and studying abroad at Nanzan University and at Sophia University. Spencer is fluent in Japanese and has traveled to over 35 countries in Europe, Asia, and Latin America.