Thane J. Messinger

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  • Business Law

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Phone

(808) 956-7713

Education

2007          A.L.M., Harvard University

1991        J.D., University of Texas at Austin

                  •     Associate Editor for the Texas Law Review

1985        M.B.A., Texas State University

Professional Experience: 

              Academic administration

              Law practice (corporate)

              Publishing, including design, distribution, and ebooks

              Real estate investments and development

              Private-equity investments and financing

              Start-ups, including technology

Publications: 

Advisory Editor        American Business Law Journal

Author                      Messinger, T.J. (2020). Business law: Navigating the turbulent realm of commerce (2nd ed.). Dubuque, IA: Great River Learning (textbook and teaching materials).

Author                      Messinger, T.J. (2017). Business law: Navigating the turbulent realm of commerce. Dubuque, IA: Great River Learning (textbook and teaching materials).

Co-author                 Cooper, C., & Messinger, T.J. (2013). A guide to law school and the legal profession. Honolulu, HI: The Fine Print Press.

Author                      Messinger, T.J. (2008). Law school: Getting in, getting good, getting the gold. Honolulu, HI: The Fine Print Press.

Author                      Messinger, T.J. (2000). The young lawyer's jungle book: A survival guide (2nd ed.). Honolulu, HI: The Fine Print Press (22-year bestseller reviewed positively in numerous ABA and state bar journals).

Author                      Messinger, T.J. (1996). The young lawyer's jungle book: A survival guide. Honolulu, HI: The Fine Print Press.

Author                      Messinger, T.J. (1993, Winter). A gentle and easy death: From ancient Greece to beyond Cruzan toward a reasoned legal response to the societal dilemma of euthanasia. Denver University Law Review71,175-251.

Author                      Messinger, T.J. (1991, Spring). Holding the world hostage: Seeing through the eyes of a political terrorist. American Journal of Criminal Law19,85.

Publications: Forewords, Editorship, and other Contributions

Editor                       Maxey, J. (2013). Barrister on a budget: Investing in law school...without breaking the bank. Honolulu, HI: The Fine Print Press.

Contributor              Cooper, C. (2012). Later-in-life lawyers: Tips for the non-traditional law student (2nd ed.). Honolulu, HI: The Fine Print Press.

Editor                       "Hatter, T.” (2012). Malice in wonderland: What every law student should have for the trip. Honolulu, HI: The Fine Print Press(pseudonymous).

Foreword                  Hibbard, D. (2011). College fast track: Essential habits for less stress and more success in college. Honolulu, HI: The Fine Print Press.

Foreword                  Lund, M.A. (2011). Jagged rocks of wisdom--negotiation: Mastering the art of the deal. Honolulu, HI: The Fine Print Press.

Foreword                  Professor "X", (2011). Law school undercover: A veteran law school professor tells the truth about admissions, classes, cases, exams, law review, jobs, and more. Honolulu, HI: The Fine Print Press(anonymous).

Foreword                  Hibbard, D. (2010). Law school fast track: Essential habits for law school success. Honolulu, HI: The Fine Print Press.

Editor                       Carrabis, A., & Haimovitch, S. (2009). Art of the law school transfer: A guide to transferring law schools . Honolulu, HI: The Fine Print Press.

Editor                       Finn, E., & Olmon, J. (2009). Insider's guide to getting a big firm job: What every law student should know about interviewing. Honolulu, HI: The Fine Print Press.

Foreword                  Lund, M.A. (2009). Jagged rocks of wisdom--the memo: Mastering the legal memorandum. Honolulu, HI: The Fine Print Press.

Foreword                  Lund, M.A. (2007). Jagged rocks of wisdom: Professional advice for the new attorney. Honolulu, HI: The Fine Print Press.

Contributor               Cooper, C. (2006). Later-in-life lawyers: Tips for the non-traditional law student. Honolulu, HI: The Fine Print Press.

Service: 

2019–Present        Member, Mānoa Faculty Senate, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa representing the Shidler School of Business

                        •     Appointed to the Committee on Administration and Budget, Mānoa Faculty Senate

                        •     Appointed as the representative for the Committee on Administration and Budget to the Vice Provost for Educational Effectiveness Committee 

2017–Present        Faculty advisor, Delta Sigma Pi, professional business fraternity; Rho Chi Chapter, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Shidler School of Business

1 July 2016          Guest presentation to the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industryonventure funding, negotiation, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership 

26 June 2016        Guest presentation to the Hanoi Entrepreneurs’ Association on international and trade law 

2016–Present        Member, Academy of Legal Studies in Business                         

2016–Present        Faculty Guest, Pre-Law Advising Center, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa                

1996–Present        Advisor to students at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and University of Hawaii at West Oahu interested in attending law school                                                    

1982–Present        Member and faculty advisor, Alpha Phi Omega, national service fraternity

Additional 

                        Scuba diver

                        Private Pilot