April 11, 2008
More than 20 Yale Law School alumni and their guests gathered for a first-ever tour of the William S. Richardson School of Law. Hosted by Dean Avi Soifer ’72, the Yale graduates introduced themselves and explained when they lived and studied in New Haven. The gathering was initially the idea of Ted Tsukiyama ’50, a member and the historian of the famous 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the first Yale Law graduate of Japanese ancestry. The most recent alumnus was Mark Wallenstein ‘06, currently teaching as an adjunct at the Richardson School of Law while also clerking for federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Richard Clifton ’75, who also attended. The Yale alumni and their guests had such a good time with each other and finding out about Hawaii’s only Law School that it was enthusiastically proposed that the gathering become an annual event.