Topics for the summer series range from fraud on Wall Street to ethics in medicine and college athletics, culminating in a lecture on The Ethical Boundaries of Entrepreneurial Behavior by Sam Zell, chairman and co-founder of private investment firm Equity International, at 6 p.m. August 4 in the Campus Center Ballroom on the Mānoa campus.
Participants include local and national notables. Sessions are scheduled at 6 p.m. in Classroom 2 at the UH Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law.
- July 19—Corporate Governance and Ethical Behavior in For-Profit and Not-for-Profit Charitable Organizations, with Mary Bitterman, president of the Bernard Osher Foundation and lead independent director of the Bank of Hawaiʻi
- July 26—Ethics in College Athletics (and how it relates to professional sports), with George Rush, San Francisco City College head football coach; Jim Donovan, UH director of athletics; Nick Rolovich, UH football offensive coordinator; and Dick Tomey, former head football coach, UH and San Jose State University
- August 2—Medical Ethics, with Rick Fried, founding member of Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks; Jerris Hedges, dean of the John A. Burns School of Medicine; and Scott Sims, doctor of veterinary medicine
Sessions are free, but seating is limited; RSVP through the Friends of Law by email or by calling (808) 956-8478, or register online through Friends of Business. Parking is available on the Mānoa campus for $5 after 4 p.m.
The sessions are eligible for 1.5 mandatory continuing professional education credits for attorneys licensed in Hawaiʻi. Previous 2011 sessions featured Cougar Trading CEO Buzzy Geduld discussing giants of fraud; a panel on the ethics of capitalism; and University of Colorado Law School Associate Professor Scott Peppet and Avi Soifer, dean of the William S. Richardson School of Law, addressing legal ethics.