Judiciary History Center to Celebrate Law Day Exploring Supreme Courts around the World

The Hawaii State Judiciary will celebrate Law Day exploring Supreme Courts around the world with Dr. Douglas Askman, an associate professor of History at Hawai‘i Pacific University. Dr. Askman has researched and visited various national and provincial Supreme Courts worldwide. His presentation will examine the organizational, historical and architectural features of various courts and the buildings that house them. The presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, May 1, 2012, from 12 noon to 12:45 p.m., on the ground-floor of Ali`iolani Hale, at 417 S. King Street.

During his presentation, he will also discuss issues related to judicial access and freedom. Dr. Askman has a doctorate degree in history from the University of California, Los Angeles.

The program is free and open to the public. Anyone interested in attending should call 539-4999 as reservations are required. Brown bag lunches are welcome.

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