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Will Weinstein public lecture series to bring top line-up of speakers to UH on legal, ethical issues

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Beverly Creamer, (808) 389-5736
Media Consultant, William S. Richardson School of Law
Posted: Jul 13, 2017

Judge Richard Clifton
Judge Richard Clifton

The annual summer Will K. Weinstein Conversation Series offers a provocative list of speakers this year, including Senior Judge Richard Clifton of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; George Rush, former head football coach at San Francisco City College, and Nick Rolovich, UH head football coach; and William Strong, chairman and managing director of Longford Capital, among many other distinguished guests.

The free 6-7:30 p.m. public lectures -- beginning today, July 13, with the last on August 8 -- offer compelling discussions for the public and 1.5 CLE credits for licensed attorneys. This is the series' 14th summer, and is a joint presentation of the UH William S. Richardson Law School and Shidler College of Business.  

“Will Weinstein always gathers exciting line-ups of speakers and he is masterful in getting them to discuss a wide range of legal and ethical issues,” said Law School Dean Avi Soifer. “Every year we look forward to what he brings to our campus to educate and inform the public as well as our students.”

The schedule of the lectures:

Thursday, July 13, 6–7:30 p.m., Richardson Law School, Classroom 2 - FRAUD AND ITS RECENT GIANTS

* Wes Reber Porter - President and CEO, Damien Memorial School; Visiting Professor of Law, Richardson Law School

* Michael Purpura - Partner, Carlsmith Ball LLP; Former Assistant U.S. Attorney; Former Associate Counsel to the President of the United States

* J. Michael Seabright - Chief Judge, U.S. District Court of Hawai‘i

Tuesday, July 18, 6–7:30 p.m., Richardson Law School, Classroom 2 - ETHICS IN THE BOARDROOM

* Mary Bitterman - President, Bernard Osher Foundation; Lead Independent Director, Bank of Hawai‘i

Thursday, July 20, 6–7:30 p.m., Richardson Law School, Classroom 2 - MEDICAL ETHICS

* Philip Dunn - Doctor of Emergency Medicine

* Claude M. Chemtob, PhD - Clinical Professor of Psychiatry

* Rick Fried - Founding Member, Cronin Fried Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks

Tuesday, July 25, 6–7:30 p.m., Richardson Law School, Classroom 2, LEGAL ETHICS

* Richard Clifton – Senior Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

* Leslie A. Hayashi – District Court Judge (ret.), First Circuit

* Ken Lawson – Associate Faculty Specialist, Richardson Law School

Thursday, July 27, 6–7:30 p.m., Richardson Law School, Classroom 2, ETHICS IN COLLEGE AND PROFESSIONAL ATHLETICS

* George Rush – Former Head Football Coach, San Francisco City College

* Nick Rolovich – UH Head Football Coach

Monday, August 7, 6–7:30 p.m., ETHICS IN POLITICS (Venue to be announced)

* Special lecture: (Speaker to be announced)

Tuesday, August 8, 6–7:30 p.m., Richardson Law School, Classroom 2, ETHICS IN CAPITALISM

* Jay Shidler – Founder and Managing Partner, The Shidler Group

* Roger Berkowitz – Associate Professor of Politics, Philosophy and Human Rights; Academic Director of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College (appearance via Skype)

* Bob Harrison – Chairman and CEO, First Hawaiian Bank

* William H. Strong – Chairman and Managing Director, Longford Capital

Will Weinstein is a money manager and former partner in two successful investment banking firms. This is his 14th year leading this post-graduate summer course, “Integrity and Ethics in the Real World.” He teaches the course and brings an accomplished and provocative group of speakers to UH.

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