In past years, the Korematsu Center has had Post-Graduate Fellowships. We do not, however, anticipate having such fellowships this coming academic year.
Korematsu Center Teaching Fellows
These two-year teaching fellowships trained aspiring law teachers to become teachers, scholars, and activists consistent with the vision of the Korematsu Center. The teaching fellows received mentoring in the area of scholarship and teaching and co-taught courses with experienced faculty. They were then supported in advancing their careers in the legal academy.
2011-2013 Korematsu Clinical Teaching Fellow
Anjana Malhotra was the inaugural Fred Korematsu Clinical Teaching Fellow at Seattle University School of Law and launched and co-taught the Civil Rights Amicus and Advocacy Clinic, which represents individuals and community groups in civil rights impact litigation. After clerking with the Honorable Harry Pregerson on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Anjana worked at Human Rights Watch and the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project as the first Aryeh Neier Fellow, where she defended immigrants' rights and material witnesses detained after 9/11. Anjana has also worked as an associate for a union-side labor attorney for Gladstein, Reif & Meginniss and as a Practitioner in Residence in the International Human Rights/Rule of Law Project at Seton Hall Law School, where she worked on policy projects and litigation on behalf of immigrants and individuals subject to discrimination. Anjana received her J.D. from New York University School of Law and graduated magna cum laude from Duke University. She is now an associate professor at the SUNY Buffalo Law School.
2010-2012 Korematsu Teaching Fellow
Vinay Harpalani served as the inaugural Korematsu Teaching Fellow at the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, Seattle University School of Law. Previously, Vinay served as the Derrick Bell Fellow in constitutional law at New York University (NYU) School of Law. He earned his bachelor's degrees in biology and psychology from the University of Delaware; his master's degrees in human development and in bioethics, and his Ph.D. in Education, from the University of Pennsylvania; and his J.D. from NYU School of Law, where he was an Arthur Garfield Hays Fellow (Palmer Weber Fellowship in Civil Rights), an Articles Editor on the NYU Law Review, a Vanderbilt Medal recipient for "outstanding contributions to the School of Law," and a recipient of the Gary E. Moncrieffe Award for "outstanding student in Racism and Law." Vinay also won the student scholar award at the Thirteenth Annual Latina/o Critical Legal Theory (LatCrit) Conference in 2008, and the Angela Harris Award for Outstanding Student Writing at the Critical Race Theory 20 Conference in 2009. Vinay is now an Associate Professor of Law at Savannah Law School.
Korematsu Center Advocacy Fellow
2009 Korematsu Center Advocacy Fellow
Taki served as the Korematsu Center Advocacy Fellow during the fall of 2009, after graduating from Harvard Law School. During law school, Taki was a contributing author for the Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States, and Newberg on Class Actions, and also helped to update the textbook "Civil Procedure: Doctrine Practice and Context" by Subrin, Minow, Brodin and Main. He was also a member of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology. Prior to law school, he earned his bachelor's degree in philosophy from Northwestern University, with honors, and then served as the Director of Forensics at Reed College. He is now practicing with the Pacifica Law Group in Seattle, Washington.