Bob Chang, executive director, Karen Korematsu, daughter of Fred T. Korematsu, and Lori Bannai, director

Fred T. Korematsu
Center for Law and Equality

Advancing justice through knowledge and advocacy

The Center's mission is to advance justice and equality through a unified vision that combines research, advocacy, and education:


We foster cutting-edge interdisciplinary scholarship by inviting groups of scholars to engage with each other about pressing social issues. We conduct workshops and conferences that will produce books and other publications.


We engage in an array of advocacy efforts, many of which coordinate with the Law School's Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic. The Center has developed partnerships with advocacy organizations, law firms, and individuals to pursue our projects.


We broaden our reach through education. We train the next generation of lawyers and scholar/teacher/
activists through enhanced course offerings in the J.D. program and through post-graduate teaching and advocacy fellowships.