University of Hawaii

MMS Faculty

James H. Pietsch, JD

James H. Pietsch received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and his JD from The Catholic University of America. He is a professor of law and teaches Elder Law, Elder Law Clinic, and Health Law: Bioethics at the William S. Richardson School of Law. At the law school, he also supervises the University of Hawai‘i Elder Law Program (UHELP), which provides year-round direct legal services to socially and economically needy older persons as a community service.

Professor Pietsch holds a joint appointment in the Geriatric Medicine and Psychiatry departments at John A. Burns School of Medicine and also teaches at the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene. He is the author or co-author of numerous books, handbooks and articles on subjects relating to law, aging and medicine.

Professor Pietsch is a recipient of the Paul Lichterman Award for Contributions in Law and Aging, the Hung Wo and Elizabeth Lau Ching Foundation Award for Faculty Service and the Secretary of the Army Award for Public Service.

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