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Legal precedent

Ken Lawson shares his story of drug abuse and despair as a lesson to UH law students

By Steven Mark

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 04, 2013

~~<p>Law school classes are often taught using the Socratic method, where teacher and students engage in a spirited give-and-take, challenging each other as they analyze the nuances of the law.</p>
<p>But every once in a while, a hush comes over Ken Lawson's students at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Their teacher is baring his soul about a personal odyssey that led him soaring to glorious heights and then plunging into a $1,000-a-day addiction to prescription painkillers, recreational drug abuse and professional disgrace.</p>
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Law school classes are often taught using the Socratic method, where teacher and students engage in a spirited give-and-take, challenging each other as they analyze the nuances of the law.

But every once in a while, a hush comes over Ken Lawson's students at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Their teacher is baring his soul about a personal odyssey that led him soaring to glorious heights and then plunging into a $1,000-a-day addiction to prescription painkillers, recreational drug abuse and professional disgrace. Login for more...



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