From the 1800's, various state and federal court laws, court decisions, and executive orders explicitly discriminated against Asian Americans. This talk will discuss how historical anti-Asian discrimination led to some of the most atrocious legal decisions in U.S. history and how anti-Asian discrimination still affects the law.
Speaker: Sabrina Shizue McKenna has been an Associate Justice of the Hawai`i Supreme Court since 2011. She grew up in Japan, attended the University of Hawai`i at Manoa, then was an attorney and law professor before becoming a trial judge in 1993.
Chair: Prof. Colleen Murphy is the Roger and Stephany Joslin Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy & Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she also serves as Director of the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program in the Illinois Global Institute.