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Local attorney and veteran on teaching international humanitarian law at Richardson

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University of Hawaiʻi News
Katherine Vessels in Afghanistan in 2010, according to University of Hawaiʻi News.

The University of Hawaiʻi Richardson School of Law was recently recognized for its diversity — and international law program. One class offered this spring that caught our eye was on international humanitarian law. Lecturer and Richardson graduate Katherine Vessels shared how her military experience in wartime spurred her career in law.

This interview aired on The Conversation on March 23, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at
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