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“Let’s Get Going!”: Lessons From the Young Lawyers Who Overturned Korematsu, Hirabayashi, and Yasui

January 28, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

AALJ’s Annual 2023 Spring Symposium will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2023 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the coram nobis case overturning Korematsu v. United States, in which SCOTUS upheld the Japanese internment during World War II. In honor of this day, AALJ is hosting a panel of the original coram nobis attorneys including our keynote speaker, Lorraine Bannai (Korematsu), Dale Minami (Korematsu), Peggy Nagae (Yasui), and Rodney Kawakami (Hirabayashi). Other panelists include: the Hon. Judge Mary M. Schroeder, Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, Quyen Ta, Eric Yamamoto, and our closing speaker, Karen Korematsu. The first panel will discuss the coram nobis cases, and the second panel will discuss their present-day relevance and political lawyering today. We look forward to a robust discussion about the historical context of these cases, the fragility of our modern civil rights, and the continued relevance of and parallels with Korematsu (i.e., Trump v. Hawaii).

The symposium will take place in-person at the East Pauley Ballroom, University of California at Berkeley, on Saturday, January 28, 2023 and will include lunch at 12:00 PM. Coffee will be served throughout the event.

Please RSVP individually before 12:00 PM on Saturday, January 21, 2023 if you plan to attend so that we have an accurate headcount for catering purposes. Additionally, please let us know of any dietary restrictions and/or preferences in the space below. If you plan on bringing another guest, please ensure they individually RSVP at:


January 28, 2023
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Courses|MCLE, MCLE


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East Pauley Ballroom
2495 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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