The Start of Summer Law in Hawaii News & Analysis

By Kristopher A. Nelson
in July 2007

200 words / 1 min.
Today was my first day of summer law classes in Hawaii: Professional Responsibility: ethics and rules for lawyers. Should be simple, but the rules are far from common sense. The simplest rule: never lie. The more complex areas appear to revolve around zealous client representation, conflict of interest, and how to handle multiple clients (such […]


Note: this post is from 2007. Evaluate with care and in light of later events.

Today was my first day of summer law classes in Hawaii:

Professional Responsibility: ethics and rules for lawyers. Should be simple, but the rules are far from common sense. The simplest rule: never lie. The more complex areas appear to revolve around zealous client representation, conflict of interest, and how to handle multiple clients (such as writing a will for a husband and wife).

International Human Rights: how does international law cross borders to protect us all? Where does our notion of “universal” human rights come from? How do we enforce these protections?

Should be an interesting summer session! (Notes from Law School will be collecting my notes from these classes.)


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