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April 15, 2014

Influential Voices

4:30 p.m.  -  6:30 p.m.

Seattle University School of Law

Seattle University School of Law
is proud to present

Eric Yamamoto

Professor Eric K. Yamamoto

“Repudiating the Supreme Court's WWII
Japanese American Rulings”

His lecture is based on the release of his co-authored book
"Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment" (second edition) (Aspen 2013) (with Margaret Chon,
Carol L. Izumi, Jerry Kang, and Frank H. Wu)

Responses provided by:

Margaret Chon
Donald and Lynda Horowitz Professor for the Pursuit of Justice

Lori Bannai
Professor of Lawyering Skills and Director,
Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality


Tuesday, April 15
Room C5, Sullivan Hall, 4:30 p.m.
Reception to follow

The event is open to all, but RSVPs are requested.

About Professor Eric Yamamoto

Professor Eric K. Yamamoto is the Fred T. Korematsu Professor of Law and Social Justice at the University of Hawai‘i William S. Richardson School of Law. He is known for his legal work and scholarship on racial justice, with an emphasis on redress for historic injustice. Professor Yamamoto has published two books and more than 70 book chapters and law review articles. His first book, “Interracial Justice,” received the Gustavus Meyers Award for Outstanding Books on Social Justice for 2000. He has received eight outstanding law teaching awards, including the University of Hawai'i's highest award, the 2005 Regents Medal for Teaching Excellence, and the Society of American Law Teachers' Outstanding Law Teacher award in 2006. He served as coram nobis co-counsel to Fred Korematsu in the successful reopening the infamous WWII Japanese American internment case.

About the book

An invaluable resource for scholars, teachers and activists, this new second edition provides a definitive, in-depth capsule of the major legal events related to the internment and subsequent movement for reparations. It addresses not only the balance between civil liberties and national securities but also the global implications of reparations for past harm. Substantially revised and updated with new chapters, the book has been and continues to be used widely as a casebook for law courses and as a text for graduate and undergraduate courses on Asian American Studies.