Faculty & Staff




Associate Professor of Law
Co-Director, Clinical Law Program


BS, Case Western Reserve University, 1976
MPH, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 1981
JD, William S. Richardson School of Law, 1985


Professor Pang joined the law faculty in 1994. He previously worked at the Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i where he managed the Waiʻanae branch office before moving to the main office in Honolulu where he worked on public entitlements and family law issues. He also spent a year at the Poverty Law Center in Orange County, California. Just prior to joining the faculty, he was a staff attorney at the Law School’s Elder Law Program.

He has been recognized for his service to the community, having received the Robert W. Clopton Award from University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, the Dean’s WSRSL Alumni Association Public Service Award, and the “Outstanding Pick” Award from the Advocates for Public Interest Law.  He is also a past recipient of the law school’s Outstanding Teacher Award.

Professor Pang has chaired the boards of several local organizations including the Legal Aid Society of Hawaiʻi, Catholic Charities Elderly Services, Hawaiʻi Chapter of the Children’s Justice Centers, and the Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of Oahu.  He has also chaired three sections of the Association of American Law Schools:  Clinical Legal Education, Aging and the Law, and Balance in Legal Education.  He continues to serve on the Hawai‘i Supreme Court Committees on Court Interpreters and Language Access, and on Equality and Access to the Courts, as well as on the Access to Justice Commission’s Committee on Barriers to Access to Justice.  A former board member of the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, Professor Pang remains on the Disciplinary Counsel’s Hearings Committee.

A retired Peace Corps volunteer, Professor Pang teaches courses that concern the family and its members.  He continues his work on articles concerning the history of child protection during the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi, the legal and socio-cultural contexts of films by Kore-eda Hirokazu on child mistreatment, and the changing landscape of family law decisions by the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court.


  • Pang, Calvin, Kurokawa, Makoto, “Viewing Kore-Eda’s Nobody Knows and Shoplifters Through Legal-Social Lenses,” 21(2) Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal (2020). APLPJ
  • Pang, Calvin G.C., “Finding Gems While Cleaning a Dusty Book Case,” in Equipoise, a publication of the AALS Section on Balance in Legal Education (Dec. 2016). ScholarSpace
  • Pang, Calvin G.C., “Realizing the Promise of the Partnership Model – A Work-in-Progress,” in Property Division Section, Hawaiʻi Divorce Manual (Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition, 2015). ScholarSpace
  • Adamson, Bryan, Pang, Calvin, et.al., “The Status of Clinical Faculty in the Legal Academy: Report of the Task Force on the Status of Clinicians and the Legal Academy,” 36 Journal of the Legal Profession 353 (2012). HeinOnline | SSRN | ScholarSpace
  • Adamson, Bryan, Pang, Calvin, et.al., “Clinical Faculty in the Legal Academy: Hiring, Promotion and Retention,” 62 Journal of Legal Education 115 (2012). HeinOnline | SSRN | ScholarSpace
  • Pang, Calvin G.C., “Paying Rent: The Access to Justice Movement During the Moon Years,” 33 University of Hawaii Law Review 835 (2011). 7 HeinOnline | ScholarSpace
  • Pang, Calvin G.C., “The Aki Mukai Surrogacy Case,” 60 Meijo L. Review 104, No. 1-2 (2010). 
  • Pang, Calvin G.C., “The Carnegie Report: Assessing the Health of American Legal Education,” 60 Meijo Law Review 86, No. 1-2 (2010). 
  • Pang, Calvin G.C., “Law School Pro Bono Graduation Requirement – Providing a Piece of the Puzzle,” Journal for Management Information Exchange (Winter 2007), at 42.
  • Pang Calvin G.C., “Sojourner to Sojourner,” in Marjorie Silver, ed., The Affective Assistance of Counsel (Carolina Academic Press 2007), pp. 493–512. ScholarSpace
  • Pang, Calvin, G.C, “Introductory Remarks to Professionalism and Personal Satisfaction,” 11 Clinical Law Review 405 (Spring 2005). HeinOnlineScholarSpace

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