Public invited to lectures on topics of real world ethics

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Beverly Creamer, (808) 389-5736
Media Consultant, William S. Richardson School of Law
Posted: Jul 22, 2013

Real world ethics for lawyers – in areas such as college athletics and medicine - will be included in the topics of four remaining lectures in a free series of public talks running through August 1 at the William S. Richardson School of Law on the UH Mānoa campus.

The annual Will K. Weinstein Conversation lecture series is part of a summer class offered jointly through the Law School and the Shidler College of Business. The topics involve areas where law and business intersect and offer insights into handling the many ethical dilemmas that can arise.

Each summer, Weinstein opens the class to the public for an hour and a half public forum on the topic at hand.

The public lectures are scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Classroom 2 off the central courtyard of the Law School. Each lecture provides 1.5 credit hours for attorneys.

Weinstein has had an illustrious business career, including serving as a Governor of the Midwest Stock Exchange and for five years as a Governor of the American Stock Exchange until its merger with NASDAQ in 1998. He has spent 40 years in the financial services business, and was a member of the Executive Committee of Oppenheimer and Co. and its partner in charge of trading in the 1970s. Today he serves as a financial and investment advisor and money manager to individuals and corporations active in the equity markets.

Weinstein is also a recognized authority on prostate cancer and wrote a book circulated widely in the cancer community, “There is No They – A Journey Through the Labyrinth of Prostate Cancer.”

The public lecture schedule continues as follows:

  • July 23: “The Ethics of Capitalism.” Features Alex Adamovich, venture capitalist and private equity investor in Australia and China; Jay Shidler, founder and managing partner of The Shidler Group; Peter Ho, CEO of Bank of Hawai‘i; and Mark Dunkerley, CEO of Hawaiian Airlines. Panelists will share personal perspectives on ethical responsibilities in modern business enterprise.

  • July 25: “Legal Ethics – Mindfulness, Ethics and the Lawyer’s Role.” Features Scott Peppet, Professor University of Colorado Law School. He’ll discuss the business of lawyering and zealous representation including asking the question, "Is it ethical if it’s legal?"  Topics will include regulating ethics and morality, such as organ sales and prostitution, and the ethics of hourly billing, lying in negotiations, and to clients.

  • July 30: “Ethics in College Athletics (and How It Relates to Professional Sports)” Features George Rush, Athletic Director, San Francisco City College; Norm Chow, Head Football Coach, University of Hawai‘i, and Brett Jones, Defensive Backfield Coach, San Francisco City College. The panelists will share personal perspectives on ethical challenges, including in recruitment, the "Money Madness," dealing with agents, and the fate of injured athletes.

  • August 1: “Medical Ethics.” Features Rick Fried, founding member of the Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks law firm; Dr. Jerris Hedges, Dean of the John A. Burns School of Medicine, UH Mānoa; and Dr. Scott Sims, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Kaua‘i. The panel will focus on the ethical dilemma of the Hippocratic Oath, “First, do no harm,” and the business of medicine.



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