Inside JGU 2019 - Issue 3 (March)

JGU organises Candid Conversations on “Careers in Law and Justice: Judges as Conscience Keepers of Democracy”

 

JGU organised an edition of Candid Conversations on “Careers in Law and Justice: Judges as Conscience Keepers of Democracy” with Hon’ble Mr. Justice Michael D. Wilson Judge, Supreme Court of Hawai’i, and Honorary Adjunct Professor, Jindal Global Law School, JGU, and Hon’ble Ms. Justice Sabrina S. McKenna Judge, Supreme Court of Hawai’i and Honorary Adjunct Professor, Jindal Global Law School, JGU on March 18, 2019. 

 

 

Bios of the speakers:

Hon’ble Mr. Justice Michael D. Wilson Judge, Supreme Court of Hawai’i United States of America & Honorary Adjunct Professor, Jindal Global Law School, JGU: 

 

 

Associate Justice Michael Wilson was appointed to the Hawai’i Supreme Court on April 17, 2014, after serving as a Circuit Court judge of the First Circuit since May 10, 2000. Prior to his appointment as a Circuit Court judge, Justice Wilson was the director of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Chair of the Board of Land and Natural Resources, Chair of the State Water Commission and a Trustee of the Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission. Previously, he was a partner in the law firms of Pavey Wilson & Glickstein and Hart Wolff & Wilson. Justice Wilson received his law degree from Antioch School of Law in Washington D.C., and bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was raised in Kailua and graduated from Kailua High School.

 

Hon’ble Ms. Justice Sabrina S. McKenna Judge, Supreme Court of Hawai’i United States of America & Honorary Adjunct Professor, Jindal Global Law School, JGU: 

 

Sabrina S. McKenna was sworn in as Associate Justice on March 3, 2011. She is a graduate of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and a 1982 graduate of the University of Hawai’i William S. Richardson School of Law, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. Justice McKenna was a civil litigator, corporate counsel, and law professor before becoming a Hawai’i state trial court judge in 1993. As a trial court judge, she presided in District, Circuit, and Family Courts, and also served as Senior Judge of the Family Court of the First Circuit.