Legal stars coming to UH Law School in January for free public events

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Beverly Creamer, (808) 389-5736
Media Consultant, William S. Richardson School of Law
Posted: Dec 27, 2016

Barry Scheck
Barry Scheck

Early in January, the UH Law School will host outstanding legal scholars -- and a TV producer -- as it offers an extra week of unique courses from January 9 to 13, 2017, at the William S. Richardson School of Law. All classes on Friday, January 13, will be free and open to the public.

Included in the line-up for 2017 is Professor Barry Scheck, co-founder of the Innocence Project that has been responsible for exonerating more than 300 innocent prisoners nationwide since its launch 25 years ago. Scheck is a Professor of Law at the Cardozo School of Law in New York City. Ira Rosen, a producer of CBS News’ “60 Minutes,” will join him as they share insights about investigative journalism and its legal implications. Scheck and Rosen will teach from 1:30 to 3:45 p.m.

The January-Term, or J-Term, allows members of the public to sit in on classes by renowned national and international legal experts; Hawaiʻi attorneys may sign up for Continuing Legal Education Credits.

Additional academic stars who are teaching in the J-Term include:

Kristen Stilt, who is the Frank Boas Visiting Harvard Law Professor. Boas, a generous benefactor of the Law School for many years, committed funding to bring a Harvard Law School professor each year.  Professor Stilt, an expert on Islamic Law,  will explore the range of laws that affect animals, including companion animals, farm animals and animals used in experimentation. Class will be held from 9 to 11:15 a.m.

Carol Sanger, the Barbara Aronstein Black Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, will teach abortion regulation, including the idea that abortion law cannot be understood without grasping various non-legal sources of support and opposition. Class will be held from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Jeremy Waldron, a University Professor at New York University, will explore the concept of “human dignity” in modern constitutional and human rights law. Class will be held from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Robin West is the Frederick Haas Professor of Law and  Philosophy at Georgetown University Law Center. She will examine the treatment of political and legal outsiders in law and literature. Class will be held from 9 to 11:15 a.m.

In addition to funding from the Frank Boas Fund, the Wallace S. Fujiyama Distinguished Professor Fund allows the Law School to offer its students all J-Term classes free of charge.

To RSVP to attend any of the public classes, go to https.//

Parking is available for $5 before 4 p.m. and $6 after 4 p.m. in the Parking Structure.

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