The 25th Anniversary of the United States v. Hirabayashi Coram Nobis Case: Its Meaning Then and Its Relevance Now

Program Schedule

Draft as of December 1, 2011

February 11, 2012     Campion Ballroom, Seattle University

8:30-9:00 a.m.

Continental breakfast

9:00-9:10 a.m.

Welcome remarks
  Mark Niles, Dean
     Seattle University School of Law
  Professor Robert S. Chang, Executive Director
     Korematsu Center for Law and Equality

9:10-9:20 a.m.

Gordon Hirabayashi and the Incarceration of Japanese American During World  War II
  Tom Ikeda, Densho:  The Japanese American Legacy Project

9:20-9:30 a.m.

Hirabayashi v. United States:  1943 and 1987
  Peter Irons, Emeritus Professor of Political Science
     University of California, San Diego

9:30-10:45 a.m.

The Reopening of Hirabayashi v. United States: 
Reflections by the Team
  Moderator:  Rod Kawakami
  Kathryn Bannai
  Michael Leong
  Roger Shimizu
  Camden Hall
  Karen Narasaki

10:45-11:00 a.m.


11:00 a.m.-noon

Introduction of Judge Mary Schroeder 
Honorable Richard Jones, Federal District Court for
     the Western District of Washington
What Gordon Hirabayashi Taught me About Courage
  The Honorable Mary Schroeder, Ninth Circuit Court of
     Appeals and author of  the court's opinion in
     Hirabayashi v. United States, 828 F2d 591 (9th Cir. 1987)

noon - 12:30

Lunch buffet

12:30-1:15 p.m.

Lunch and Program
Professor Lori Bannai, Director
     Korematsu Center for Law and Equality
Lori Matsukawa
    King5 News, Seattle, Washington
A message from Gordon Hirabayashi's family
Jay Hirabayashi

1:15-2:30 p.m.

A View from the Academy on the Significance and Present Relevance
of Hirabayashi v. United States

Moderator:  Natasha Martin, Associate Dean for Research
   and Faculty Development, SU School of Law
Professor Lane Hirabayashi, Asian American Studies
     University of California, Los Angeles
Professor Natsu Taylor Saito     
     Georgia State University College of Law
Professor Eric Yamamoto
     University of Hawai'i William S. Richardson School of Law
Professor Michael McCann, Political Science
     University of Washington

2:30-2:45 p.m.


2:45-4:00 p.m.

The Role of the Lawyer in Public Interest Movements
Moderator:  Anjana Malhotra
     Korematsu Center Clinical Teaching Fellow
     Seattle University School of Law
Angelica Chazaro
     Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Seattle
David Carlson, Associate Director
     Legal Advocacy for Disability Rights Washington
Anne Lee, Executive Director
     Team Child
Jose Padilla, Executive Director
     California Rural Legal Assistance

4:15-5:30 p.m.

A Reception Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the
Hirabayashi Coram Nobis Case
2nd Floor Gallery, Seattle University School of Law
  Rod Kawakami, Co-Lead Counsel
     Hirabayashi v. U.S. coram nobis case
  Don Tamaki, Korematsu v. U.S.coram nobis case
  Peggy Nagae, Yasui v. U.S. coram nobis case

Opening of Exhibit on Mr. Hirabayashi's life and cases
Law Library, 2nd Floor, Sullivan Hall

The law school's Scholars for Justice. From left, Amy Pritchard '09, Celeste Miller '10, Kevin DeLiban '10, Persis Yu '09