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.
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.
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.