The editors of the Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal respectfully dedicate this issue to Professor Jon M. Van Dyke, who passed away on November 29, 2011. The unexpected loss of Professor Van Dyke has been acutely felt by the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the William S. Richardson School of Law, as well as by his many friends and colleagues in Hawai‘i and the international community. Professor Van Dyke was an internationally recognized jurist in the areas of constitutional law, international law, international environmental and ocean law, and international human rights law. As APL&PJ Faculty Advisor Mark Levin remarked, “Jon did all we are supposed to do. He was a stellar teacher, a prolific scholar across numerous fields, a colleague who shared generously of his time, and relentless in the pursuit of justice outside of the academy.” Professor Van Dyke was a faculty member of this law school for over three decades, and while he will be sorely missed, his legacy will live on in the thousands of students who had the opportunity to learn from him. Our hearts and thoughts are with his wife, Professor Sherry Broder, and with his children and family during this difficult time.
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