COMMENTARY ON LAWYERING, LANGUAGE, AND POLITICS
Thursday, July 25, 2013
U. Hawaii names Eric Yamammoto as The Fred T. Korematsu Chair In Law And Social Justice At The William S. Richardson School Of Law | UH Foundation
Eric K. Yamammoto, named to newly established chair
The Fred T. Korematsu Chair In Law And Social Justice At The William S. Richardson School Of Law | UH Foundation: "Fred T. Korematsu dedicated his adult life to social justice and was a lifelong advocate for government accountability. He stood tall against fierce discrimination and challenged the U.S.'s World War II mass incarceration of Japanese Americans, helping spark U.S. redress for former internees and setting a global precedent for repairing the persisting damage of historic injustice.
Linking Korematsu to the Chair in Law and Social Justice broadens and extends his remarkable legacy. It promises that his courage, insight and persistence will be carried into the future by the selected professor through her or his scholarly speaking and writing, teaching and inspiring students and service to communities struggling for justice locally, nationally and internationally."