UH Manoa School of Law Professor Jarman appointed associate dean

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Cynthia D Quinn, (808) 956-6545
Director, Communications & External Relations, William S. Richardson School of Law
Posted: Sep 21, 2009

M. Casey Jarman
M. Casey Jarman
Professor M. Casey Jarman has been appointed  as the new associate dean for academic affairs for the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, beginning this fall semester. Jarman will continue the initiative begun by Professor Hazel Beh in providing academic leadership for the law school. She will be a key liaison between the faculty and the rest of the law school community, and she also will assist in academic planning and administration.
School of Law Dean Avi Soifer stated, “I am delighted that Casey Jarman has agreed to follow and build upon the first-rate work done by Hazel Beh in establishing and effectively carrying out the key role of associate dean for academic affairs. The law school is truly blessed to have such dedicated faculty members who are willing to pitch in as administrators at considerable cost to their own agendas.”
In addition to returning to full-time faculty duties, Beh has accepted an appointment as the inaugural director for the law school’s Health Law Policy Center. This Health Law Policy initiative is a multidisciplinary effort to focus on Hawaiʻi’s unique situation in the realm of health care. It has already received federal Department of Education funding.
“I am honored that Dean Soifer recommended me to the Board of Regents for this appointment,” said Jarman. “After teaching for 22 years at this incredible law school, I am excited about working with the dean, faculty, staff, students and alumni on academic planning and counseling. I am also grateful that I will be able to continue teaching along with my administrative work,” she added.
Jarman recently returned from a two-year leave while she served as county clerk for the Hawai’i County Council and Chief Elections Officer for the County. She established various multi-media public education programs for the Clerk’s office as well as a summer legal intern position. She was also recently appointed by the Mayor of Hawai‘i County to its Charter Commission, which will conduct a comprehensive review of the county’s basic governing document.
Jarman has been on the School of Law faculty since 1987. She was the founder and first director of the award-winning Environmental Law Program (ELP). She continues to advise the Environmental Law Society and the Environmental Law Moot Court Team with Professor Denise Antolini, who is the current ELP director. Jarman also continues to teach administrative law.
Jarman is the co-editor of several books designed to empower native Hawaiian communities to participate more effectively in state environmental decision-making. In 2002, she produced a video and workbook on lawyering skills for community members who represent themselves at quasi-judicial hearings of administrative agencies. Her books and video continue to be requested and used by community activists.
Jarman completed eight years of service with the Hawai‘i Land Use Commission in 2002, and she was honored with the President’s Award by the Hawai’i Women Lawyers in 1999. She also does pro bono work for Volunteer Legal Services Hawai‘i and she has won several awards for her volunteer service. 

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