Sonipat, Haryana, India
Distinguished Hon. Mr. Justice Michael D. Wilson, Judge, Supreme Court of Hawai’i and Hon. Ms. Justice Sabrina S. McKenna, Judge, Supreme Court of Hawai’i have been appointed as “Honorary Adjunct Professors” at the Jindal Global Law School of the O.P. Jindal Global University.
Speaking on the occasion, Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) and Dean of Jindal Global Law School, said, “It is our proud privilege to welcome Justice Wilson and Justice McKenna as “Honorary Adjunct Professors” to our university.” Both these judges join another distinguished Indian judge, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dalveer Bhandari, Judge, International Court of Justice at The Hague who is also one of the Honorary Adjunct Professors of Jindal Global Law School.
Professor Kumar further observed, “The founding vision of JGU is to promote global education across different disciplines led by appointment of faculty members from different parts of the world with outstanding academic qualifications and experience. The appointment of Justice Wilson and Justice McKenna as Adjunct Professors at Jindal Global Law School is a demonstration of our commitment towards global legal education while recognizing the need for giving opportunities to our students to gain perspectives and experiences that transcend geography and jurisdiction.”
The citation for their appointment as Honorary Adjunct Professors at Jindal Global Law School appreciated their contribution and reads as follows: “In profound recognition of their outstanding commitment towards protecting the rule of law and promotion of access to justice.”
Hon. Mr. Justice Michael D. Wilson, Judge, Supreme Court of Hawai’i is an eminent legal practitioner with outstanding credentials, Justice Wilson was appointed to the Hawai’i Supreme Court on April 17, 2014, after serving as a Circuit Court judge of the First Circuit since May 10, 2000.
Prior to his appointment as a Circuit Court judge, Justice Wilson was the director of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Chair of the Board of Land and Natural Resources, Chair of the State Water Commission and a Trustee of the Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission. Previously, he was a partner in the law firms of Pavey Wilson & Glickstein and Hart Wolff & Wilson.
Justice Wilson received his law degree from Antioch School of Law in Washington D.C., and bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was raised in Kailua in Hawaii and graduated from Kailua High School.
Hon. Ms. Justice Sabrina S. McKenna, Judge, Supreme Court of Hawai’i, is a justice of the five member Hawaii Supreme Court and was sworn in as Associate Justice on March 3, 2011. She is a graduate of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and a 1982 graduate of the University Of Hawai’i William S. Richardson School Of Law, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review.
Justice McKenna was a civil litigator, corporate counsel, and law professor before becoming a Hawai’i state trial court judge in 1993. As a trial court judge, she presided in District, Circuit, and Family Courts, and also served as Senior Judge of the Family Court of the First Circuit.