Ken Lawson

Ken Lawson works and teaches at the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, where he is the Co-Director of the Hawaii Innocence Project and teaches Criminal Law, Evidence and Civil Rights Law. Mr. Lawson started his legal career in Cincinnati, Ohio, where his law practice included civil-rights litigation in the area of excessive police force. Ken Lawson represented dozens of black, brown, and white families in civil rights lawsuits who lost loved ones who were unarmed and died in police custody.

Here’s One Thing We Can Do To Get Better Policing Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Here’s One Thing We Can Do To Get Better Policing

Building trust and better communication between citizens and police should start with a separate, independent civilian oversight board to review concerns of misconduct.

Court Should Never Have Allowed Offender’s Wearing Of Blackface Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

Court Should Never Have Allowed Offender’s Wearing Of Blackface

When a defendant created a racist spectacle, he should have been sent back to his jail cell to clean himself up.

The Drug-Addicted Lawyer Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Drug-Addicted Lawyer

Because of the stigma of drug or alcohol addiction, many lawyers do not seek the help they need.