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Remembering a civil rights leader
In 1983, a remarkable and dedicated team of lawyers, including Michael Leong, Sharon Sakamoto '84, Rod Kawakami and Kathryn Bannai, reopened Gordon Hirabayashi's case, challenging his conviction for defying a curfew imposed on persons of Japanese ancestry and refusing to comply with military orders forcing Japanese Americans to report for internment. The Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Ninth Circuit opinion in the Hirabayashi v. United States coram nobis case at a day-long conference Saturday, Feb. 11, at Campion ballroom.

Helping homeowners
A new project through the Access to Justice Institute at Seattle University School of Law will help distressed homeowners involved in foreclosure mediation. The law school received a grant from the Attorney General's Office to help fund the Foreclosure Mediation and Outreach Project.

Overseas CLEs
Learn more about our programs in Italy and South Africa at information sessions this week. Italy: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in Room 309. Johannesburg: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in Room C-5.

January 2012

From Dean Mark Niles

Despite the snow last week, our spring semester is well under way, and our first-year students are enjoying elective courses for the first time. This is an important curricular change designed to prepare students for more in-depth study of the subject matter in their upper level courses. We have many significant programs coming up this spring, including the Feb. 11 event honoring Gordon Hirabayahshi. I hope to see many of you in early 2012.

Upcoming Events

January 24
Information Session: Overseas CLE in Tuscany, Italy

January 25
Information Session: Overseas CLE in South Africa

January 28
CPD Boot Camp

February 10
Early Brain Development and Best-Interest Decision Making in our Courts Session 2: Psychotropic Drugs (CLE)

February 11
25th Anniversary of U.S. v. Hirabayashi Coram Nobis

Visit the School of Law website for more events.

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