Evening 'Lawyers in Business' course offers a look at law in the business environment

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Beverly Creamer, (808) 389-5736
Media Consultant, William S. Richardson School of Law
Posted: Mar 13, 2017

Al Landon
Al Landon

"Lawyers in Business," an evening course focused on the intersection of law and business, will be offered March 15 to 22, and April 3 and 4, at the William S. Richardson School of Law. The class, aimed primarily at UH law and Shidler College of Business MBA students, will offer seven sessions in Classroom 2.

The final class on Tuesday, April 4, is free and open to the public.  Members of the public may also observe the entire course, with permission, if space is available. Contact lawevent@hawaii.edu

For UH professional and graduate students, the course offers both 1- and 2-credit tracks.

"Lawyers in Business" is taught by Al Landon, a former chair of the UH Board of Regents who also served as chair of the board and CEO of Bank of Hawai‘i from 2004-2010.  The mini-course will look at how law and business interact, and will invite in guest lecturers who are experienced business executives.

Landon is a Certified Public Accountant who has worked in a wide variety of banking, financial and other business arenas throughout his long career.

The specialized course will look at the important role of lawyers in varied business environments, including a focus on general business concepts. It will also discuss specific business challenges that lawyers are called upon to address.

Guest lecturers will include:

  • Crystal Rose, a founding member of Bays Lung Rose Holma, and one of Hawai‘i’s most accomplished and creative business litigation attorneys.
  • Cori Weston, Senior Vice President and Senior Fiduciary Team Leader for Bank of Hawai‘i‘s Trust Services Group, with over 20 years of experience in banking and financial services.
  • David McClain, a professor at Shidler College of Business and former UH President from 2004-2009. McClain is also a former Dean of the College of Business and the First Hawaiian Bank Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Management.
  • Donna Leong, Honolulu Corporation Counsel. ​

"Lawyers in Business" is designed specifically to acquaint students with the opportunities and challenges encountered by lawyers who serve businesses, such as in the capacity of counsel, employee or advisor. A decision is pending on whether CLE credits are available.

While the mini-course is primarily designed for law students and MBA students, other UH students will be accepted with permission from the instructor. Participants will be expected to be familiar with the Wall Street Journal, and will become acquainted with Bank of Hawai‘i’s Annual Report as well as with Thomas L. Friedman’s book, Thank You for Being Late.

The class schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, March 15, 6:55 to 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 16, 7:05 to 9 p.m.
  • (Saturday, March 18, 9 to 11 a.m. Only for those taking 2 credits.)
  • Monday, March 20, 6:55 to 9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 21, 7:55 to 9:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 22, 6:55 to 9 p.m.
  • Monday, April 3, 6:55 to 9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 4, 7:55 to 9:15 p.m.

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