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Judge Samuel P. King Collection Finding Aid

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The Judge Samuel P. King Archival Collection of papers, scrapbooks, and memorabilia was donated by the King family to the University of Hawai'i School of Law Library 2012. Two more boxes of Judge King’s Speeches were donated in 2013. The collection was archivally processed from 2011 to the present with the help of archivists Ellen Chapman, Kelsey Domingo, Ellen-Rae Cachola and librarian Vicki Szymczak. We offer special thanks to Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities for their funding support.

On May 30, 2019, the majority of audiovisual materials of Samuel P. King were donated to ʻUluʻulu Audiovisual Archive located at UH West Oahu for long term preservation.

Physical Description

The papers consist of a total of fifteen series that are further divided into subseries and sub-subseries that document Judge King’s personal, political, and military life. The original boxes were highly organized; boxes were labeled so that the various series were easy to identify.

The material was largely in good condition--only a small fraction of the material was highly acidic or damaged. Items that were in binders were removed. Staples, paper clips, and rubber bands also did minor damage to certain material.  Some were largely removed. Newspaper clippings were yellowed but in decent condition.

Biographical Information

Here are some biographical and chronological information of Samuel P. Kingʻs life and accomplishments.

1916 Born in Hankow, China

1937 Received B.S. from Yale University

1940 Graduated with an L.L.B. from Yale Law School

1942 Started a private law practice in Washington DC

1942-1946 Joined US Navy as Japanese Language Interpreter

1944 Married Anne van Patten Grilk

1946-1961 Started private practice in Honolulu, Hawaii

1946-1967 Navy Reserves

1956-1961 District Magistrate for the City and County of Honolulu

1961-1970 Appointed by Governor William F. Quinn to First Circuit Court of Hawaii

1966-1970 Appointed Judge to the Family Court of Hawaii

1970 Ran as Republican candidate for Governor and lost to incumbent John A. Burns

1970-1972 King returns to private law practice

1972 Served as Judge on the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii

1974-1984 Serves as Chief Judge

1984-2010 Senior status

2006 Coauthored Broken Trust with Professor Randall Roth

December 7, 2010 passes away


Scope and Content


Series 1: Family Papers Box 1, Box 2, Box 3, Box 5, Box 5.1Box 6
This series consists of correspondences, receipts, legal documents, photographs, and other documents regarding the King family as well as information about King’s genealogy. Documents of interest are correspondences and receipts dating the late 19th and early 20th century created by members of the King family and correspondences of Samuel Wilder King. Inclusive dates are 1820s until 2003; bulk dates are from 1896-1899 and 1941-1942.

Series 2: Education, Box 1, Box 2
This series consists of documents revolved around King’s education. In the Punahou subseries, there are correspondences, photos, publications, and programs from various Punahou events along with newspaper articles regarding King. Both the Yale University and Yale Law School subseries contain correspondences and documents regarding Yale alumni and reunions. This series also contains King’s bar application.

Series 3: Personal Files, Box 1, Box 2, Box 3
This series contains correspondences, publications by Judge King, publications solely about Judge King, documents regarding Judge King’s biography and background, applications, Judge King’s resumes, awards, recognitions and general documents about his life.

Series 4: Board Games, Box 1, Box 2
This series is comprised of photos, correspondences, newspaper articles, notes, and general information regarding the board games Go and Chess. Judge King was an avid player of the Asian board game Go.  These documents reflect his passion and interest in the game. A majority of the material in this series are from the 1960s.

Series 5: Travel, Box 1
Judge King was well travelled and it is reflected in the documents he kept. Correspondences, receipts, itineraries, and travel brochures of both personal and business travel are included in this series. There are documents regarding travel to Europe, parts of Asia, Chicago, and Seattle.  A majority of the dates of this material are 1977-1981 and 2000-2004.

Series 6: Military Service, Box 1
Sam King joined the Military in 1942. He was a Japanese language translator for the United States Navy from 1942-1946, then in the Naval Reserve from 1946-1967. This series is comprised of memorandums, forms, and applications regarding King’s military service as well as documents regarding the attack on Pearl Harbor. Documents of interest include General Orders from the Military Government after the attack on Pearl Harbor and King’s reflection “Life after Boulder” detailing his time as a Japanese translator for the Navy. Bulk dates of this collection are 1941-1946.

Series 7: Events, Box 1, Box 2
Dates: 1963-2010
Judge King attended many events throughout his lifetime--awards ceremonies, presentations, lectures, seminars, conferences of the professional and personal capacity. The documents of this series are correspondences, invitations, programs, publications, and photos for various events Judge King attended. The series is organized by event name in alphabetical order.

Series 8: Governor Campaign, Box 1, Box 2
Dates: 1959-1970
Judge King ran for Governor as the Republican candidate with running mate Ralph Kiyosaki in the 1970 campaign. King ended up being unsuccessful in his bid for governor. Nonetheless, this material in this series remains a significant piece of Hawaii’s legal history because they demonstrate the politics of that era.  Correspondences between King and politicians or influential individuals, letters of support, newspaper articles regarding the campaign, and speeches given by Judge King are preserved in this series. Multiple copies of promotional materials such as bumper stickers, pamphlets, flyers, and cards are also collected. Certain artifacts relating to his campaign are housed in the Artifacts Series and include homemade campaign hats and political cartoons from the time period. Bulk dates of this collection are from 1969-1970.

Series 9: Judgeship, Box 1, Box 2, Box 3, Box 4, Box 5, Box 7, Box 8, Box 9
This collection includes information on Judge King's judicial career.  It includes items on his appointments and cases he presided over, administrative files, judicial selection/committees/ethics/statistics/family law, the Pacific Institute of Judicial Administration, Ninth Circuit Judicial Court documents, judgeship celebrations and ordained marriages.

Series 9.1: South Pacific Judicial Conference, Box 1, Box 2, Box 2.1Box 3
The South Pacific Judicial Conference (SPJC) was a series of conferences that sought to build a network of judges across the Pacific Islands in order to build stronger judicial systems within the region.

Series 10: Speeches, Box 1, Box 2
Dates: 1933-2010
Judge King gave many speeches and presentations throughout his life to organizations, societies, clubs, schools, and graduates. This series consists of transcripts of his speeches as well as correspondences, invitations, programs, or general information about the function he presented his speech at. The speeches are organized chronologically by year.

Series 11: Subject Files, Box 1, Box 2, Box 3
This series is composed of papers of the various organizations or institutions Judge King was a part of or interested in. Documents consist of correspondences, newsletters, and brochures.  The subseries is alphabetized according to the sub-subseries title.

Series 12: Research, Box 1 , Box 2, Box 3, Box 4, Box 5, Box 6
This series features materials that Samuel P. King researched, drafted or communicated with to co-author the book Broken Trust: Greed, Mismanagement & Political Manipulation at America's Largest Charitable Trust.  It also includes materials on the topics of Hawaiian Sovereignty, Mahele/Land Rights, Kaho'olawe, Kaho'olawe Court Cases and indigenous rights topics.

Series 13: Photographs, Box 1
In this series are various photographs from Judge King’s life. Of interest are a series of photos taken at the press conference where Judge King announced his run for Governor.

Series 14: Artifacts
This series contains artifacts found in Judge King's possession, such as judicial robes, awards, letters, gifts, certificates, political cartoons/drawings, resolutions, photos, campaign hats and scrap books.

Series 16: Media
This series consists of tape recordings, tape cassettes, DVD’s, film reels and audio reels that mention, document, or interview Judge King. There are also floppy disks that contain drafts of his writings.

Access Restrictions

The materials are accessible in person at the University of Hawaiʻi School of Law Library. Please see the Access page for more information.

All of the papers are open for research, but some may be restricted due to personal information about individuals. Archives staff may redact documents out of concern for personal privacy.

Reference Code

These items are cataloged as the Samuel P. King Collection. Go to the index pages of each box in this collection to browse the records. Note the Box number and folder number to request access to them.


Pacific Island Legal Institute Reception and Exhibit

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Summary of the Pacific Island Legal Institute Exhibit

This exhibit features a history of the Pacific Island Legal Institute, which convenes judges from Pacific Island nations to exchange and build knowledge on legal matters in their region. 

The first part of the exhibit begins with photographs from the first South Pacific Judicial Conference (SPJC), which took place in Apia, Samoa in 1972.  This conference led the way to subsequent gatherings, such as until 2003, when Judges from Pacific Island nations engaged in conversation and debate with American, French, and British judges regarding topics such as judicial independence, criminal law, judicial education, and the relationship between customary law and western law. Each conference's program booklets document the topics discussed and attendees according to year along a timeline across the photographs of the first SPJC.  The materials are from the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court Archives,  the University of Hawaiʻi School of Law Libraryʻs Samuel P. King Collection, the Jon Van Dyke Archives, and the Pacific Island Committee Archive.  

The second part of the exhibit then continues to feature the quote of C.J. William S. Richardson stated during the 2nd SPJC in 1975:   

"In the ancient past, our ancestors had frequent contact with each other, but these relations have almost disappeared, and we have become isolated by war and nationalism.  Today, we've chosen to end this isolation, at least in the judicial field, knowing that the peoples of the world could attain peace and harmony by meeting and exchanging ideas regarding our legal systems..."
(Berkley-Coats et al 2009). 

This quote sets the framework for thematic groupings of archival documents discussing the pre-western relations of Pacific Island nations of Palau, Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, Kosrae, the Marshall Islands, American Samoa and Hawaii, their colonial jurisdictions, and the post-colonial issues that underlie the exchange between Pacific Island and Western Judges brought together through the SPJC.  Judicial education institutes were seen as an initiative for Pacific Island judges to exchange and develop knowledge about judicial development on their island, as they dealt with ways to balance their own traditional and customary laws with introduced foreign laws and its effects. 

The William S. Richardson School of Law's own Pacific Island Legal Institutes, such as January 2019's week-long program, are an example of the ongoing judicial education efforts to gather lay judges of the Pacific Islands for education in western (American) legal systems, while also being in a cultural context sensitive to Indigenous customary laws and the politics within colonial jurisdictions. A recording of the dialogue across Law Professors, Students, and visiting Judges from Micronesia & American Samoa have been recorded in  Community Testimonies

The materials of this exhibit are from the Law Libraryʻs Samuel P. King, Jon Van Dyke, and the Pacific Island Committee Archival Collections.  

Please view the different themes of the exhibit:

The History of the South Pacific Judicial Conference

C.J. W.S. Richardson's Quote at the Second South Pacific Judicial Conference

Community Testimonies


While this exhibit was designed by Ellen-Rae Cachola, Ph.D., it would not have executed without the assistance of Mia Sen, Robert Landgraf, Carolyn Phapakdy, Gian Lazo, Dat Vo, Taylor Brack and Storm Stoker. Gratitude is also extended to the Law Library Staff, Law School Administration, Minara Mordecai and Dr. Troy Andrade for their collaboration in the program.

Acknowledgements and Bibliography

Media Coverage

Cachola, Ellen-Rae. (2019). "Law Library Features Archives on Pacific Judicial Histories," University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Law Library.

Pacific Islands Committee Archive Finding Aid

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Administrative History

The Pacific Islands Committee is one of several committees of the Judicial Council of the Ninth Circuit of the U.S. Courts.
The mission of the Committee is to keep abreast of developments and to make suggestions for improvement in the administration of justice in former and present Pacific territorial areas in which the U.S. Federal judiciary has continuing responsibilities or interests.
The designated jurisdictions are: Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Territory of American Samoa, the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands(1). 
The U.S. relationship to these islands are because of these histories: 
  • Guam and American Samoa have been U.S. territories for more than a century. 
  • After World War II, the United Nations brought together the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republics of Palau and the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia as parts of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, administered by the U.S. 
  • In 1986, Palau, the Marshall Islands and Micronesia became independent through the Compact of Free Association.  
  • The Northern Mariana Islands entered into a political union with the U.S. with local self-governance and locally-elected political officials.  
These islands follow a mixture of common and customary laws, drawing from U.S. law for guidance. While all islands have local court systems, the Northern Mariana Islands and the Guam have federal courts while American Samoaʻs high court positions are appointed by the secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior (2). 
Utilizing funding support from the U.S. Department of Interior, the Pacific Islands Committee works with state-level courts of these jurisdictions to implement various judicial education and court professional development opportunities (2).

Custodial History

The collection was initially processed by Archivist Ellen Chapman. It was then sent over to the Law Library for further indexing, digitization and accessibility under the supervision of Archives Manager Ellen-Rae Cachola. 

Scope and Content

The bulk of the material in this collection is from the 1990s and the 2000s.  It includes reports, information and correspondence about the judiciary in the territories of concern to the PIC and records of specific cases reviewed by PIC member-judges. There are files for bi-annual meetings of the Committee in 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2005.

Cases: American Samoa
Cases: Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)
Cases: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)
Cases: Guam
Cases: Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI)
Cases: Miscellaneous
National Judicial College
Pacific Institute of Judicial Administration
Pacific Islands Committee 10/91-12/91
Pacific Islands Committee 1984
Pacific Islands Committee 1990-91
Pacific Islands Committee 1992

Pacific Island Committee 2001-2003
Pacific Islands Committee 2002-2005

Pili v. Tagaloa
Akapo v. Ava 
Alai`asa Filifili Mailai v. Tuitoga Puailoa Fanene, et al. 1999
Alai`asa Filifili Mailai v. Tuitoga Puailoa Fanene, et al. 2000
Alai`asa Filifili Mailai v. Tuitoga Puailoa Fanene, et al. 2001
Alai`asa Filifili Mailai v. Tuitoga Puailoa Fanene, et al. 2002
American Samoa Government v. Abe Samana 
American Samoa Government v. Andry Sagapolutele
American Samoa Government v. Meredith
Boral Gas of American Samoa v. American Samoa Government 
Fanene Fetaiaiga v. Fanene Su`a Scanlan 1996
Fanene/Va`afusuga v. Ma`ae 2003
Fiu v. American Samoa Government 
Gebauer v. American Samoa Power of Authority 
GM Meredith v. Blue Pacific Management
Ho Pyo Hong vs. Korea Deep Sea Fisheries Association 1998
Ho Pyo Hong vs. Sharkfin Trading Co. 1998
Kaleuati v. Iosefa 
Kelemete v. Meredith 
Kruse v. American Samoa Government 
National Judicial College: Technical and Financial Proposal 2001
New Star Trading v. Daewoosa Samoa 
Pacific Institute of Judicial Administration

Pili v. Tagaloa
Akapo v. Ava
Alai`asa Mailei v. Tuitoga Fanene, et. al 1999
American Samoa Government v. Abe Samana 
American Samoa Government v. Andry Sagapolutele
American Samoa Govt v. Meredith
Boral Gas of American Samoa v. American Samoa Government 
Fanene Fetaiaiga v. Fanene Su`a Scanlan 1996
Fanene/Va`afusuga v. Ma`ae 
Fiu v. American Samoa Government 
Gebauer v. American Samoa Power of Authority
GM Meredith v. Blue Pacific Mgmt 
Ho Pyo Hong vs. Korea Deep Sea Fisheries Assn. (1998)
Ho Pyo Hong vs. Sharkfin Trading Co. (1998)
Kaleuati v. Iosefa
Kelemete v. Meredith 
Kruse v. American Samoa Government
Malalala v. American Samoa Government 
National Judicial College: Technical and Financial Proposal, 2001
New Star Trading v. Daewoosa Samoa 
PIJA, Pacific Institute of Judicial Administration

Agustin v. Government of Guam (1996)
Alep v. USA
Camacho v. Government of Guam
CNMI Several Cases 1980's; 1994-1995
CNMI Several Cases 1980's; 1994-1996
CNMI Several Cases 1980's; 1994-1997
CNMI Several Cases 1980's; 1994-1998
CNMI Several Cases 1980's; 1994-1999
CNMI Several Cases 1980's; 1994-2000
CNMI Several Cases 1980's; 1994-2001
CNMI Several Cases 1980's; 1994-2002
CNMI Several Cases 1980's; 1994-2003
CNMI Several Cases 1980's; 1994-2004
CNMI Several Cases 1980's; 1994-2005
CNMI Several Cases 1980's; 1994-2006
CNMI Several Cases 1980's; 1994-2007
CNMI Several Cases 1980's; 1994-2008
CNMI Several Cases 1980's; 1994-2009
CNMI Several Cases 1980's; 1994-2010
CNMI Several Cases 1980's; 1994-2011
CNMI Several Cases 1980's; 1994-2012
CNMI Several Cases 1980's; 1994-2013
Craddick Development v. M. Craddick 
Craddick Development V.M. Craddick 
PEC, et al, v. Luzama, et al 
Ponefuolemotu M. Tuaolo v.Manaia E.T. Vaivao Fruean
Ricky Anthony Pua`a v. American Samoa Government
Ropati v. American Samoa Government 
Sardina v. F/V Kassandra 
Siona Toleafoa v. American Samoa Government (1996)
Soli Corp, Soli Aolaolagi, and Mark Meredith v. Amerika Samoa Bank and Development Bank of American Samoa (1993)
Suluai v. Nat`l Western Life Ins.
Thompson v. Thompson
Tuia v. District Court 
Tulifa v. Tuitele 
Ulufaleilupe Safue v. Uiagalelei Iona (1999)
Youngstrom v. Youngstrom

Judge Goodwin RMI (Marshall Islands) 5/14/06-5/18/06
Craddick Development V.M. Craddick 
Goodwin 2002
Guam - Territorial Bd of Education et al v. Rivera 96-00019A
Kabua v. Note
Marshall Islands 2004
Ralpho v. Bell
Rearden Family Trust v. Wisenbaker
RMI (3/07)
RMI (3/21/05)
RMI (Marshall Islands) 5/14/06-5/18/06
RMI (Marshall Islands) 5/14/06-5/18/06 [continued]
RMI 1999
RMI Atty General v. Tomeing
RMI v. American Tobacco Co.
Shimoda et al. vs. The State
Stanley v. Stanley
Temengil v. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
Territory of Guam v. Olsen 1977

Australia, Tonga, Samoa, Cook Islands
Briefs on Appeal
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Federated States of Micronesia
Guam & Northern Mariana Islands
Guam Commonwealth
Judicial Conference of the United States, Guam
Northern Mariana Islands
Northern Marianas, Guam
Pacific Institute of Judicial Administration
Pacific Islands
Pacific Islands Committee
Pacific Islands Committee Meeting
Pacific Judicial Conference
Public Lands
South Pacific Judicial Conference
Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau
U.S. Courts
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States District Courts
United States Territories

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American Samoa
Budanio v. Saipan
Compact of Free Association
Conference of Chief Justices
Disciplinary Complaint against Theodore R. Mitchell
Estate of Hillblom
Guam District Court
Judge Correspondence
Judicial Conference Committee
Law Program
National Conference
Northern Mariana Islands
Pacific Institute of Judicial Administration
Pacific Islands
Pacific Islands Committee
South Pacific Judicial Conference
U.S. Dept. of the Interior

Access Restrictions

The materials are accessible in person at the University of Hawaiʻi School of Law Library. Please see the Access page for more information.

Reference Code

These items are cataloged as the Pacific Islands Committee Collection. Go to the index page of this collection to browse the records. Note the Box number and folder number to request access to them.

Works Cited

1 Pacific Islands Committee, Ninth Circuit Judicial Council. Charter, February 21, 2001. In “Agenda” and “Revised Agenda,” Pacific Islands Committee meeting, July 17, 2001, Big Sky, Montana

2 Office of the Circuit Executive. Pacific Islands Committee Newsletter. 2015. 


Other Resources

UH Libraries, Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, Digital Archive Collections. 

Laws of South Pacific Island Nations, University of Hawai'i School of Law Library, 2017

Pacific Island Legal Institute Welcome Reception and Exhibit, University of Hawaiʻi School of Law Library, January 7, 2019

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Patsy Takemoto Mink: A Woman of Her Words


This exhibit features the late Hawaiʻi Congresswomen Patsy Takemoto Mink who dedicated her life to civil rights. She advocated to end the Vietnam war and to increase corporate taxes to support education, welfare, and the needs of vulnerable families. She supported and co-authored Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, allowing for gender equality in higher education and athletics. She was a trailblazing political leader from Paʻia, Maui, Hawaiʻi, and has paved the way for today’s leaders who continue to build on her legacy within the U.S. Congress.

We thank the Hawaiʻi State Public Library for sharing their exhibit panels to be displayed at our Law Library, and Professor Troy Andrade for sharing memorabilia from Patsy Mink's political campaigns.

Here is a video overview of the exhibit that was featured at the University of Hawai'i School of Law Library from March 8 to April 15, 2022.

Continue further in this exhibit website to view the

Pre-Statehood Congressional Documents on Hawaiʻi (1893-1957)

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This collection features Congressional hearings on the political status of Hawaiʻi, in relation to the U.S., from 1893-1957. 

Physical Description

The collection is 2 linear feet of 15 binders labeled according to the title of the document. 

Access the Collection

Titles available for access are listed as indexes on the right hand column. 

View and search the indexes for each available title by typing Ctrl + F to find key words of interest.

The physical collection is located in the Reserves section of the Law Library.

Contact the Archives manager to access our print copies or for assistance.


Race, Labor, and Indigeneity: A Public Exhibit & Discussion


Welina Mai Kākou, Greetings All

This exhibit was created during a time when COVID-19 exposed limitations to job security and safety in particular sectors of Hawaiʻi's economy. We aim to facilitate a critical reflection on how race and labor shaped the social and structural history of Hawaiʻi, as well as the unity building that led to interracial labor movements. What issues and questions do Hawaiian Nationalism raise about the making of our multicultural society?  Do we need new frameworks for unity that bring our diverse communities together to envision a clearer direction for our island economies?

This exhibit showcases archival collections from repositories at the University of Hawaiʻi School of Law Library, University of Mānoa Center for Oral History, and University of Hawaiʻi West Oʻahu Center for Labor Education and Research, as locations where Hawaiʻi's labor history can be researched.

These archival resources will contextualize a contemporary conversation among community leaders & scholars on issues of race, labor, and Indigeneity in Hawaiʻi today.

This resource is launched in conjunction with Hawaiʻi Labor Fest 2020.

Overview of this Digital Exhibit

Historical Timeline - Lists all of the exhibited items in a chronological timeline.

Community Discussion - A contemporary webinar featuring discussions among scholars and community leaders about race, labor and indigeneity in Hawaiʻi. 

We foreground the community discussion with these labor history collections:

Center for Labor Education and Research - Archival items on the history of race and class divisions in the plantations, and cross-cultural labor organizing in Hawaiʻi.

Center for Oral History - Oral histories of individuals who lived through the political-economic changes affecting Hawaiʻi during the territorial period, and the labor movements they participated in or witnessed.

William S. Richardson School of Law Library - Archival items on how laws and political movements shaped race, class, water, and labor relations in Hawai'i.  


Richard Kanter Collection

Biographical Note

Richard S. Kanter received his J.D. from the University of Michigan in 1975. He was a member of the Hawaii Bar Association and associated with Honolulu law firm Wagner, Watson and DiBianco (339)

Physical Description

This collection includes original and copies of documents in one half-size classic storage box (0.6 linear feet).  

Scope and Content

The papers include correspondences and treaty policies between the U.S. and Japan, with comparison to U.S. treaties with Germany and Denmark, regarding the reasons for restrictions behind American legal professionals and business presence in Japan.  While Japanese lawyers can be in the U.S. to plan Japan-U.S. trade, American lawyers are prohibited from establishing law offices in Japan for U.S.-Japan Trade (Kanter 1986, 341).

Subject List

American Embassy, Japan
American Investment in Japan
Americans Abroad
Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Citizens Caned
Commercial Treaties
Document A-22
Extraterritoriality in Japan
Foreign Service in Germany
Foreign Service Inspectors
Friendship, Commerce and Navigation Treaties
Germany Friendship. Commerce and Navigation Treaty
Hawaii Attorneys in Japan
Immigration and Nationality
Instruction A-515
International Trade
Japanese Limits on U.S. Attorneys
Japanese Treaties
Jim Mori
John Fortino et al v. Quasar Lomeanu et al
Liberalization of Service Trade
Lisa M. Avigliano et al v. Sumitono Shoji America, Inc.
Melvin Corninis
Nicaraguan Accountancy Law
Northeast Asian Affairs
Patent Attorney's Association of Japan
Roppongi Bar Association
Supreme Court Opinions
Tokyo and Constituent Posts
U.S. Banks in Japan
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Japan
U.S. Commercial Treaties
U.S. Embassy, Japan
U.S. Embassy, Managua
U.S. Treaties
U.S. Treaties and International Agreements
U.S.-Denmark Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation
U.S.-Japan Friendship Commerce and Navigation Treaty
Zoku Joyakuho no Kenkyu

Access Restrictions

The materials are accessible in person at the University of Hawaiʻi School of Law Library.  Please see the Access page for more information.

Reference Code

These items are cataloged as the Richard Kanter Collection.  Go to the index page of this collection to browse the records. Note the Box number and folder number to request access to them.


Kanter, Richard S. The Japan-United States Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation: Lawyers As Treaty Traders.  University of Hawaii Law Review 8 (1986). 

Speeches of William S. Richardson

This exhibit features speeches by William S. Richardson.  These speeches provide insight into his views during his early career in the Democratic Party, his position as the 2nd Lieutenant Governor of the State of Hawaiʻi, his role as Chief Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court, and his advocacy for the Law School at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. 

Richardson was an educator of the law, such as explaining how the judiciary operates, communicating how law can help disadvantaged communities, and discussing how law affects workers, women, law enforcement, students, teachers, Indigenous Hawaiians, immigrants, ethnic groups, community organizations, lawyers, law clerks, business peoples, economists, agriculturalists, historians, and volunteers.

He was an avid educator of the history of the Hawaiian Kingdom law and the practice of American Law in Hawaiʻi.  He spoke on the legal histories of Hawaiian monarchs, and the modern legal efforts of the Native Hawaiian community. He researched historical sites of the Hawaiian Kingdom, such as Puʻukohola Heiau, Kawaihae, and Aliʻiolani Hale, and advocated for their restoration and preservation. He provided speeches to many community organizations and educational institutions, youth development groups, high schools, and the University of Hawaiʻi. 

Throughout his career, he believed in inspiring the people of Hawaiʻi to participate in their government to increase its relevance, ethics, and accountability.

William S. Richardson School of Law Awards Finding Aid


This lists various awards and memorabilia received by W.S. Richardson faculty and students for their participation in competitions or merit of achievement.