University of Hawaii Law Professor Randall Roth, a frequent guest on Hawaii Reporter television and KHVH News Radio’s The Rick Hamada Show, will be the featured speaker at the Smart Business Hawaii monthly breakfast meeting this Thursday morning.
Roth is a plaintiff in a federal lawsuit aimed to stop the city’s $5.3 billion rail from being constructed. He’ll update members and other attendees from the public on the lawsuit and other challenges to the project.
Here is a brief biography from the University of Hawaii Law School web site:
Professor Roth has received the University of Hawaiʻi’s top awards for teaching and community involvement; he also was named International Member of the Year (1995) by Lambda Alpha International (an honorary land economics society), Communicator of the Year (1995) by the Hawai‘i Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators, and he has received the Hawaiʻi Press Club’s Newsmaker Award (2004), Hawaiʻi Pacific University’s Fellow of the Pacific Award (2004), Grassroot Institute’s George Washington Award for Civic Engagement (2006); and he has given the commencement address at the University of Hawai`i (1994) and Hawai`i Pacific University (2004), the Amioka Endowed Lecture (2010), and keynote address at the Red Mass for the Diocese of Honolulu (2003). In recent years he has made invited presentations at the following law schools in 2008, 2009, and 2010: Alabama, Baltimore, Boston College, Boston University, Catholic, Columbia, Denver, Duke, George Mason, Georgia State, Harvard, Howard, Maryland, Michigan State, New England, North Carolina, NYU, and South Carolina (in 2008); Boston College, Boston University, Denver, Duke, Harvard, McGeorge, North Carolina, San Diego, Santa Clara, UC-Berkeley, UC-Davis, UC-Hastings, UCLA, and Wake Forest (in 2009); and Golden Gate, Michigan State, Washburn, St. Louis, Washington in St. Louis, Wake Forest, North Carolina, Duke, Marquette, Wisconsin, Chicago-Kent, and Loyola-Chicago (in 2010). His work on the Broken Trust essay was included on Honolulu Magazine’s list of 50 “turning points” in Hawaiʻi’s history since Statehood (2009) and on the University of Hawai‘i Malamalama list of “100 ways the University of Hawai‘i has made a difference during its first 100 years” (2008); and the ABA Banking Journal included the Broken Trust book on its list of “Books Bankers Live By” (2009). See Personal Biographical Sketch of Professor Roth.
To RSVP for the 7 a.m. breakfast meeting, which is held at Macy’s Ala Moana Center, call 396-1724.