Looking Like the Enemy: The Japanese American Internment Cases in Perspective
Professor Peter Irons, lead counsel for the Japanese American test cases heard by Supreme Court in the 1980’s, and UNC Law Professor Eric Muller, author of Free to Die for Their Country: The Story of the Japanese American Draft Resisters of World War II (2001), will give a special presentation Tuesday, Mar. 4 at Duke Law School.
The event, entitled “Looking Like the Enemy: The Japanese American Internment Cases in Perspective,” will be held at 6:00 p.m. in Room 3043 of the Law School. The presentation is free and open to the public, and the presenters will answer audience questions. A brief reception will follow the discussion.
Professor Irons teaches political science at the University of California — San Diego. He was Fred Korematsu’s appellate attorney and served as lead counsel for the Japanese American test cases that went before the Supreme Court in the 1980s. He also has served two elected terms on the national board of the American Civil Liberties Union. He is the author of a number of books, including Justice at War: The Story of the Japanese American Internment Cases (1993) and Jim Crow’s Children: The Broken Promise of the Brown Decision (2002).
Prior to joining the law faculty at the University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill, Professor Muller served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Criminal Appeals Division. He also has clerked for United States District Judge H. Lee Sarokin.
The event is sponsored by the Duke Program in Public Law, Asian Law Students Association, Duke Law chapter of the ACLU, Duke Law Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono, Graduate Students Professional Council, and the Duke Bar Association. For more information, please contact Josephine Ko at email@example.com.