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Ruth Okediji

Six mainland legal scholars, including experts on criminal justice transformation, business law and human rights, legal entrepreneurship, the protection of Indigenous people’s knowledge, and tax law and policy, will teach intensive extra-curricular classes January 11–15 as extra credits for University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law students. This year, because of the pandemic, the scholars will teach and lecture via Zoom.

January-Term (J-Term) brings outstanding jurists and legal authorities to the UH law school annually, offering a bonus series of mini-courses to law students. Additionally, four of the classes on Friday, January 15, will be open to the public and available to attorneys wanting to earn continuing legal education (CLE) credits.

Each year, J-Term includes a visiting scholar specifically from Harvard Law School sponsored by funding designated by the late Frank Boas.

The 2021 Frank Boas Visiting Harvard Professor is Ruth L. Okediji, the Jeremiah Smith Jr. professor of law at Harvard Law School whose course, “The Protection of Indigenous People’s Knowledge,” promises to be both relevant and insightful.

Okediji’s lecture will be open to the public on January 15 from 11 a.m.–1:15 p.m.

Click here for the Zoom information.

For more see the law school’s website.

By Beverly Creamer

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