Will K. Weinstein

What causes and enables high profile members of the financial, business and legal communities to lie, cheat and steal? The annual summer Will K. Weinstein Conversation Series features a number of knowledgeable professionals from the business, legal, education, medical, political, environmental and athletic communities that will examine business and legal ethics from the beginning of the decade to today’s ongoing and headline-making ethical conundrums.

The free public lectures, which run July 13 through August 8, offers compelling discussions for the public and 1.5 CLE credits for licensed attorneys. This is a joint presentation of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa William S. Richardson Law School and Shidler College of Business.

Weinstein, a money manager and former partner in two very successful investment banking firms, currently leads a post graduate summer course, Integrity and Ethics in the Real World, at UH Mānoa. This is Weinstein’s 14th summer teaching the course, introducing special guest speakers to the university and making this learning opportunity available to the public.

The schedule

Fraud and its Recent Giants
Thursday, July 13, 6–7:30 p.m., William S. Richardson Law School, Classroom 2

  • Wes Reber Porter—president and CEO, Damien Memorial School; visiting professor of law, William S. 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 Hawaiʻi

Ethics in the Boardroom
Tuesday, July 18, 6–7:30 p.m., William S. Richardson Law School, Classroom 2

  • Mary Bitterman—president, Bernard Osher Foundation; lead independent director, Bank of Hawaiʻi

Medical Ethics
Thursday, July 20, 6–7:30 p.m., William S. Richardson Law School, Classroom 2

  • Philip Dunn—doctor of emergency medicine
  • Claude M. Chemtob—cinical professor of psychiatry
  • Rick Fried—founding member, Cronin Fried Sekiya, Kekina and Fairbanks

Legal Ethics
Tuesday, July 25, 6–7:30 p.m., William S. Richardson Law School, Classroom 2

  • 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, William S. Richardson Law School

Ethics in College and Professional Athletics
Thursday, July 27, 6–7:30 p.m., William S. Richardson Law School, Classroom 2

  • George Rush—former head football coach, San Francisco City College
  • Nick Rolovich—UH head football coach

Ethics in Politics
Monday, August 7, venue to be announced

  • Special lecture:—speakers to be announced

Ethics in Capitalism
Tuesday, August 8, 6–7:30 p.m., William S. Richardson Law School, Classroom 2

  • 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

Registration information

For more on the Will K. Weinstein Conversation Series, download the flyer. Register for the lectures at the Shidler College of Business website.