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Lorraine K. Bannai

Professor of Legal Skills and Director, Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, Seattle University

Lorraine K. Bannai is Professor of Legal Skills and Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, Seattle University. After earning her JD from the University of San Francisco School of Law, she practiced with what is now the San Francisco firm of Minami Tamaki and was on the legal team that successfully challenged Fred Korematsu’s conviction for violating the World War II military orders that removed Japanese Americans from the West Coast. Ms. Bannai has spoken and written extensively on the World War II incarceration, most recently testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee and co-authoring an amicus brief in Hedges v. Obama, in both instances arguing against the indefinite detention provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Speaker Events

Saturday, July 6

Hirabayashi, Korematsu, and Yasui: Family Perspectives [AUDIO]
Lorraine K. Bannai, Professor of Legal Skills and Director, Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, Seattle University
Jay Hirabayashi, Executive Director, Kokoro Dance
Karen Korematsu, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education
Holly Yasui, CEDESA Centro de Desarrollo Agropecuario / Center for Agricultural Development


Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Location: Redwood A & B
Topic: Speaking Up