UH Manoa School of Law invites public to participate in upcoming events with leading national scholars

Legal experts from across the country will be featured in conferences, lectures, and radio broadcast interviews

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Contact:
Cynthia Quinn, (808) 956-5516
Dale Lee, (808) 956-8636William S. Richardson School of Law
Posted: Jan 5, 2007

HONOLULU — The William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa invites the public to participate in a variety of conferences, lectures and radio broadcast programs it is sponsoring for leading national scholars who are teaching at the School of Law in January as part of its special January Term (J-Term) four-week course program for law students.

Five visiting scholars, professors from Harvard, Yale, Seattle and Arizona State, and a Senior Judge with the Second Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, will offer courses in the realms of international legal studies, intellectual property law, comparative indigenous rights, and race and justice. They will also participate in the following events:

Tuesday, Jan. 9, and Wednesday, Jan. 10; 9 a.m. — 5 p.m.

Professor Rebecca Tsosie from Arizona State University School of Law, a recipient of the "Judge Learned Hand Award for Public Service" from the American Bar Association, will participate in a two-day conference on "Federalism and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Comparative Perspectives and Strategies," held at the law school in Classroom 2. The conference is free and open to the public. Reservations are required. For more information, call 956-8411.

Wednesday, Jan. 10; 5 to 6 p.m.

Tsosie and Professor Randall Kennedy of Harvard Law School are scheduled guests on the live broadcast of Hawaiʻi Public Radio‘s "ThinkTech Hawaiʻi," hosted by Jay Fidel on KIPO 89.3. This show will examine comparative perspectives on Native Hawaiian rights.

Thursday, Jan. 11; 5 to 7 p.m.

The School of Law will hold an "Open Forum on Recent Developments in Law" at its Moot Court room for all of the scholars, including Tsosie, Kennedy, Professor Jack Balkin of Yale Law School, Professor Margaret Chon of Seattle University School of Law, and Senior Judge Jon O. Newman of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. This open forum is free to the public. Reservations are required. For more information, call 956-5516.

Tuesday, Jan. 23; 11:30 a.m. — 1 p.m.

The School of Law and the Hawaiʻi State Bar Association‘s Intellectual Property & Technology Section sponsors "A Lunch Talk with Judge Jon O. Newman, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit," at the Plaza Club. General admission is $25. For more information, call 523-8894.

Wednesday, Jan. 24; 5 to 6 p.m.

Judge Newman and Professor Jack Balkin of Yale Law School are scheduled guests on the live broadcast of Hawaiʻi Public Radio‘s "ThinkTech Hawaiʻi," hosted by Jay Fidel on KIPO 89.3. This show will discuss recent developments in intellectual property law.

For more information about these upcoming events and the School of Law‘s J-Term, contact Cynthia Quinn, director of communications and external relations, at 956-5516.

For more information, visit: http://www.hawaii.edu/law