Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching
Teaching Medal Award Winner
A professor of law at UH Manoa, Eric Yamamoto is an internationally renowned expert in addressing issues of racism and reconciliation with originality and genuine profundity.
Yamamoto’s visionary style of teaching enabled him to develop an innovative teaching/learning model, Strategic Research and Action Initiative. This model forms the basis for the Equal Justice Society’s projects, which will be established on law school campuses nationwide. The model brings together law students and graduates, lawyers, advocates, policymakers, journalists and scientists to employ tools of critical inquiry to conduct research, write materials and engage in public education on current social justice issues.
The Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching is awarded by the Board of Regents as tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship, teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students. The board also awards the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research.
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