Law professor Randall Roth featured speaker for College of Education's annual Shiro Amioka lecture

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Cynthia D Quinn, (808) 956-6545
Dir, Comm & External Rel, William S Richardson School of Law
Posted: Feb 5, 2010

Randall Roth
Randall Roth
Law Professor Randall Roth will be the featured speaker at the College of Education's annual Shiro Amioka Lecture on February 23, 2010 at 6 p.m. in the Law School's Moot Courtroom. 
Roth will critique Hawaiʻi's public school system, and then respondents Joan Husted and Gail Awakuni will critique his remarks. Husted served for many years as Executive Director of the Hawai'i State Teachers Association and as its chief negotiator.  Awakuni is principal of Campbell High School.  In 2005 she was the National High School Principal of the Year.
Roth has been a member of the faculty at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law since 1982 and is the most recent recipient of its outstanding professor award. He teaches Professional Responsibility, Federal Taxation, Trusts & Estates, and Nonprofit Organizations. In 2002, he took a one-year leave of absence from the university to serve as Senior Policy Adviser to Governor Linda Lingle during her first year in office. In 2005, the City of Honolulu’s Centennial Commission put Roth on its list of “100 Who Made Lasting Contributions During Honolulu’s First 100 Years.”
In 2006, he and federal district judge Samuel P. King wrote a book, Broken Trust: Greed, Mismanagement & Political Manipulation at America's Largest Charitable Trust, which the Hawai‘i Book Publishers Association named Book of the Year. In 2009, Morehouse College presented Roth with the Gandhi, King, Ikeda Award.  
The lectureship was founded in 1986 by Toshiko Amioka in honor of the late Dr. Shiro Amioka who was a UH Professor of Education, Hawaiʻi DOE superintendent, and Chancellor for the UH System Community Colleges.
This event is free and open to the public.  A light reception will be provided following the event. For more information about the lecture, please call Clifton Tanabe at 956-7901.