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UH Law School garden planting ceremony will honor memory of Judge James S. Burns

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Beverly Creamer, (808) 389-5736
Media Consultant, William S. Richardson School of Law
Posted: Apr 7, 2017

A 2014 photo of James S. Burns
A 2014 photo of James S. Burns

To honor the late Judge James S. Burns, the UH Law School will dedicate a garden he tended lovingly in the Law School courtyard in his memory at an 11 a.m. ceremony on Thursday, April 13. The public is welcome to attend the event that will include a planting, live music and light refreshments.

Judge Burns was a significant presence at the William S. Richardson School of Law for many years following his retirement as Chief Judge of the Intermediate Court of Appeals in 2007, a position he held from the creation of that court in 1982.

A leader in the community, Judge Burns mentored law students, faculty and staff members, as well as pitched in as an enthusiastic gardener who created an impressive garden of ti varieties as part of the Law School’s leafy courtyard.

Of particular pride are plants that he grew from ti leaves used during the ceremony memorializing the Law School’s namesake, after Chief Justice William S. Richardson lay in state at the Law School in 2010.

The Law School is located at 2515 Dole Street. Parking is available for $5 in the Parking Structure.

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