Prof. Jon Van Dyke’s Legacy to be Showcased at 9th Annual Law School All Class Reunion Sept. 28

September 21, 2012

The William S. Richardson School of Law Ninth Annual All Class Reunion  on Friday, Sept. 28, will showcase “The Life, Legend, and Legacy of Beloved Professor Jon Markham Van Dyke,” who passed away last Nov. 29.

Van Dyke, a leading legal scholar and practitioner in international law, human rights, environmental, ocean and constitutional law, died suddenly of a heart attack last year while attending a conference in Australia. He joined the Law School faculty in 1976 and was one of its outstanding members.

The reunion, sponsored by the Alumni Association, will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Hale Koa Hotel, Waikiki Ballroom.

The reunion will celebrate the classes of 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 2002, 2007 and 2012. It will honor three special alumni:

  • Calvin E. Young, Class of 1982, of Ayabe Chong Nishimoto Sia & Nakamura, will receive the Outstanding Alumnus Award.
  • Rebecca Lynne Dayhuff, Class of 2007, of Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, will receive the Dean’s Award.
  • Rosemary T. Fazio, Class of 1978, of Ashford & Wriston, LLP, will receive the  Public Service Award.

Dean Avi Soifer said, “It is fitting that we honor these three exceptional community leaders at the same time that we celebrate the legacy of Professor Jon Van Dyke, whose contributions to diverse elements of our community and to the national and international quest for justice made him much-beloved and truly irreplaceable.”