Part-Time/​Evening JD Program at William S. Richardson School of Law – Info Session on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 5:30 PM



Please join us at the William S. Richardson School of Law to learn more about the Part-Time/Evening JD Program and the law school admissions process on Tuesday, April 16, from 5:30-7:00 PM in Classroom 1.

The Evening Program is tailored to meet the needs of students who have professional, financial, or family obligations that make it infeasible to attend law school full-time. Required courses in the Evening Program are scheduled Monday through Thursday, typically between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Part-time students who maximize their credits each semester and take some additional credits during summers or J-Terms can graduate from the program in four years. For more information, please see Part-Time/Evening JD Program.

Walk-ins welcome, RSVPs appreciated at

Elisabeth Steele Hutchison
Director of Admissions & Special Projects
University of Hawai’i at Manoa | William S. Richardson School of Law
2515 Dole Street | Room 225-227 | Honolulu, HI 96822-2350 | (808) 956-5557 | FAX (808) 956-3813

Hawaii Senate Honors Maile for Being Named Outstanding Woman Lawyer of the Year

Moment of Contemplation

Senator Michelle Kidani – Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Madame President, colleagues . . .

A few minutes, if you will, before we embark on one of our marathon sessions as we work to meet legislative deadlines.   I offer a very real reminder as we make our way through today’s agenda that we are here to do the peoples’ business, and that what we do here does affect peoples’ lives in a very real way.

Last session, one of our colleagues successfully guided an important bill through this process to a successful conclusion.  She had introduced the proposed change in the law in a previous session, saw it win approval in both houses, but then was disappointed to see it vetoed.

After much reflection and diligent work to remedy perceived flaws in the bill, SB 2588 was reintroduced, passed, and then was signed into law almost exactly a year ago.  The new law extends the statute of limitations for civil actions brought by persons subjected to sexual offenses as a minor against the person who committed the act.

For this particular legislative success, and because of her ongoing work with the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii for which she represents clients in family, public benefits, housing, and consumer matters, our esteemed colleague from the 21st District – Senator Maile Shimabukuro – was last week honored as Outstanding Woman Lawyer for 2012 by Hawaii Women Lawyers.

I was privileged to be among those in the audience last Friday as the award was announced, and to offer my personal congratulations to Senator Shimabukuro for her good work and perseverance in pursuing an issue of importance.

As Hawaii Women Lawyers noted, the Senator easily meets criteria for the award – furthering the organization’s mission of improving the lives and careers of women in all aspects of the legal community, and enhancing the status of women and promoting equal opportunities for all people.

Madame President, I have prepared, and members of the Senate have signed, a certificate for Senator Shimabukuro, recognizing her significant legislative achievement and congratulating her for being selected as Outstanding Woman Lawyer.

With your permission, Madame President, I would like to ask Senator Shimabukuro to come forward and be recognized.  Members, please join me in congratulating our distinguished colleague.

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Senate colleagues, led by Senator Michelle Kidani, surprised Maile by presenting her with a certificate and lei before floor session on 4/9/13.  [Photos courtesy of Senator Kalani English; Click to enlarge].


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April 9, 2013 Senate Spotlight