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The Appellate Law Section in conjunction with the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society present
Nearly 75 Years On: How Korematsu Shaped Constitutional Law

November 6, 2017: 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
MCLE Credits - 1 H, in Elimination of Bias Credit.
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Ramifications for constitutional law and American jurisprudence from the Supreme Court’s infamous World War II-era decision upholding “internment” and imprisonment of Japanese-Americans

Erwin Chemerinsky
Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished
Professor of Law, Berkeley Law

Lawrence Friedman
Marion Rice Kirkwood Professor of Law, Stanford Law

Jane Schacter
William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Stanford Law

Hon. Marilyn Hall Patel (Ret.)
U.S. District Judge

Opening Remarks
Donald Tamaki
Attorney for Fred Korematsu in error coram nobis proceedings

Ben Feuer
Chairman, California Appellate Law Group LLP

Renowned constitutional law and legal history scholars will discuss the reasoning in, events surrounding, and possibility for repetition of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Korematsu and the related Japanese curfew cases. The panel will discuss how civil liberties fare in wartime and how Korematsu influences judicial decision making today. The talk will be moderated by U.S. District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel (Ret.), who vacated Korematsu’s conviction in 1983.

Upcoming Seminars


BASF Conference Center
301 Battery Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111


MCLE Registration: 5:45 - 6:15 p.m.
Program: 6:15 - 7:15 p.m.


BASF Student MemberComplimentary
BASF Member$45.00

Note: All prices increase by $10.00 on the day of the program.

Event Code: G175306

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