UH Manoa Law School offers free courses on Ethics and the Professions

University of Hawaiʻi
Posted: Jul 25, 2008

HONOLULU - The William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa invites the public to attend its evening summer course, "Ethics and Integrity in the Real World," led by Will K. Weinstein, a money manager and former partner in two successful investment banking firms, for four sessions starting on July 29, 2008.

"Will Weinstein brings special guest speakers who are experts in various fields, such as finance, law, medicine, sustainability and education to the Law School to discuss ethical issues in their specific areas of expertise," said Law School Dean Aviam Soifer. "We are very pleased to be able to open these conversations up to the public to raise awareness and insight of the importance of ethics and integrity in the real world."

The evening summer course will feature:

July 29
"Paternalism and the Ethics of Obligation and the Morality in Contemporary Law Firm Culture," using selected scenes from the movie "Michael Clayton".
Guest speaker: Law School Dean Aviam Soifer

July 31
"Medical Ethics" using selected scenes from the movie "Sicko."
Guest speaker: Dr. Carolyn Cooper, M.D.,

August 5
"Legal Ethics: Do Lawyers Have to Lie?" with excerpts of the film "Liar Liar" and "Thank You for Smoking."
Guest speaker: Scott Peppet, Associate Professor of Law, University of Colorado School of Law

August 7
"Can Business Be Responsible and Sustainable?"
Guest speakers: Dr. Murray Silverman, Professor of Strategic Management from the College of Business at San Francisco State University, and Stephanie Fried, Senior Scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund. *5:30 p.m. courtyard reception to precede program.

These classes are open to the public free of charge and held at the Law School Classroom 2, from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to 956-8478 or email lawevent@hawaii.edu.