Korematsu Clinical Teaching Fellow
This two-year teaching fellowship trained an aspiring law teacher to become a teacher, scholar, and activist consistent with the vision of the Korematsu Center. Teaching fellows are selected based on their strengths and abilities as a lawyer, supervisor, and teacher. A successful candidate will have the ability to conceive and effectuate broad-based advocacy strategies and to supervise effective student writing designed to carry out those strategies. In addition, a successful candidate will demonstrate the potential to produce cutting-edge scholarship in the area of law and inequality. The teaching fellow will receive mentoring in the area of scholarship and teaching. The fellow will teach and supervise students in a newly created Civil Rights Amicus Clinic which will be offered in the spring semester each year. The fellow will co-teach a social justice lawyering class that is a pre-requisite for the Civil Rights Amicus Clinic. In addition to developing as a scholar, the fellow will learn effective law teaching by observing classes and consulting with experienced faculty. During the second year, in addition to continuing to focus on scholarship and teaching, the fellow is expected to go on the academic teaching market. The fellow is expected to be in residence during each academic year.
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.
2010-2012 Korematsu Teaching Fellow
Vinay Harpalani served as the the inaugural Korematsu Teaching Fellow at the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, Seattle University School of Law. Consistent with the vision and goals of the Korematsu Center, he aspires to become a teacher, scholar, and activist who will foster critical thinking about discrimination in American society. Vinay's interdisciplinary scholarship focuses on Critical Race Theory and education law, and he incorporates various perspectives from sociology and psychology in his work.
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.
2009 Korematsu Center Advocacy Fellow
Taki is serving as the Korematsu Center Advocacy Fellow during the fall of 2009, after graduating from Harvard Law School this past year. 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 greatly enjoys the Pacific Northwest, and also plays soccer and flamenco guitar.