A Gentleman and a Scholar

A Gentleman and a Scholar

There is a unique or dominant characteristic that defines every person. For Brandon Marc Higa, the Director of Resource Development at Kapi‘olani CC, it is that everything he does, he brings to perfect closure. The projection of this perfection is in his aura, and it is in his actions. He does not flaunt this persona. He is who he is. He is a gentleman and a scholar.

Higa was named as a recipient for the Frank Boas Award for the best Second Year Seminar (SYS) paper by the William S. Richardson School of Law. His Second Year Seminar (SYS) paper, “Japan’s Anti-Conspiracy Law: Relinquishing Japan’s Civil Liberties in the Name of Global Counterterrorism Efforts,” was selected for publication in the Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal’s Volume 19 Issue 1. Higa was the only law student represented among the speakers at the 17th International Graduate Student Conference held in Spring 2018 at the Imin International Conference Center.

The Frank Boas Award is funded by an endowment from the late Frank Boas, a former University of Hawai‘i Foundation trustee and renowned legal practitioner. Boas’s endowment funds the annual January term, which brings top legal practitioners and philosophers from around the world to provide free legal seminars to Richardson students free of cost.

Higa is in the Class of 2019 at the William S. Richardson School of Law, pursuing a certificate in Pacific Asian and Legal Studies.

Congratulations, Brandon Marc Higa!

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