PCHSAA: Invitation to Mock Law Class at the William S. Richardson School of Law


One of our Pearl City High School alumni mentors, Brandon Marc Higa (Class of 1999), sent this opportunity to us to share with you and current PCHS students.

Below are two opportunities to participate in mock law classes via Zoom that are taught by two law professors at the University of Hawaii at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law, Professor Nick Mirkay and Professor Richard Wallsgrove. Brandon recommends this event for anyone with an interest in a potential career as an attorney.

Registrants will receive required reading materials prior to the class and are encouraged to actively participate during the discussion.

Charities, Churches, and Political Campaign Activities with Professor Nick Mirkay 

November 12 at 5:30 PM HST

Deadline to Register: November 5th

This class will explore the limitations and boundaries imposed by federal law on the ability of charitable organizations, including churches, to participate or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to a candidate for public office. In addition to exploring these limitations, the class will consider whether the law should be changed or amended in light of the current political landscape.

Pre-registration required: https://forms.gle/pmGphJw6aGM5XV6z6


Community Solar and Investment Laws with Professor Richard Wallsgrove 

December 8 at 5:30 PM HST

Deadline to Register: December 1st

Blending environmental law with business law, this class will explore the burdens, benefits, and limitations associated with federal and state securities laws in relation to community-based renewable energy projects. In addition to learning the law, the class will also consider practical solutions for communities and energy developers, and will explore how this issue intersects with the concept of energy justice.

Pre-registration required: https://forms.gle/mgghvYTtSg6bURed8


If you or someone you know would like to participate in this incredible opportunity, please sign-up and share the links! It will definitely be an insightful and illuminating discussion for those interested in contemporary legal issues, and you don't want to miss out.

Thank you so much to Brandon again for sending us these opportunities! If anyone has similar events that you would like to share with the association and current PCHS students, please send us an email. We encourage all educational enhancements to help further students' drive to pursue a higher education as well as any opportunities for alumni to learn new topics.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reply to this email. In the meantime, please check out the above opportunities, take care, and stay safe and healthy!

All the best, 

PCHS Alumni Association Board of Directors