Calvin G.C. Pang '85

  • Associate Professor of Law
  • Co-Director, Clinical Law Program

Degrees

  • BS Case Western Reserve University 1976
  • MPH University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 1981
  • JD William S. Richardson School of Law 1985

Biography

Professor Pang joined the law faculty in 1994. He previously worked at the Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i where he managed the Waianae branch office before moving to the main office in Honolulu where he worked on public entitlements and family law issues. He also spent a year at the Poverty Law Center in Orange County, California. Just prior to joining the faculty, he was a staff attorney to the Law School's Elder Law Program.

Professor Pang currently serves as the board president of the Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i and co-vice chair of the Committee on Overcoming Barriers to Access to Justice. He is also an appointee to the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Balance and the Hawai‘i Supreme Court Committee on Court Interpreters and Language Access.

A retired Peace Corps volunteer, Professor Pang teaches courses that concern the family and its members. He and his wife are parents of three children including a set of twins.

Publications

  • The Status of Clinical Faculty in the Legal Academy: Report of the Task Force on the Status of Clinicians and the Legal Academy, 36 Journal of the Legal Profession 353 (2012).
  • Paying Rent: The Access to Justice Movement During the Moon Years, 33 U. HAW. L. REV. (forthcoming 2012).
  • The Aki Mukai Surrogacy Case: Peering Through the Test Tubes of the Laboratories of American States, 60 MEIJO L. REV. 125 (2010).
  • The Carnegie Report-Assessing the Health of American Legal Education, 60 MEIJO L. REV. 143 (2010).
  • Law School Pro Bono Graduation Requirement - Providing a Piece of the Puzzle, J. MGMT. INFO. EXCHANGE 42 (Winter 2007).
  • Sojourner to Sojourner, in The Affective Assistance of Counsel: Practicing Law as a Healing Profession, (Marjorie Silver ed., 2007)
  • Introductory Remarks to Professionalism and Personal Satisfaction,11 Clinical Law Review 405 (2005)

Awards

  • Director, Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of Oahu.
  • Recipient, WSRSL Teaching Award, 2011-2012.
  • Co-Vice Chair, Committee on Overcoming Barriers to Access to Justice.
  • Recipient, Advocates for Public Interest Law’s 2011 “Outstanding Pick” Award.
  • Co-Chair, National Task Force on Clinicians and the Academy, AALS Clinical Legal Education Section.
  • Alternate, State Commission on Access to Justice.
  • Member, Executive Committee, AALS Section on Balance in Legal Education.
  • Hearing Committee, Office of Disciplinary Counsel, Hawai‘i State Judiciary.
  • Director & President, Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, 2011-2013.
  • Member, Supreme Court Committee on Court Interpreters and Language Access.
  • Recipient, Dean’s Alumni Public Service Award, 2008.