The 2018 Mazzocco Lecture in Distributive Justice will take place on Thursday, March 8, at 5 p.m., in Franz Hall room 120. This year’s speaker will be Robert S. Chang, professor of law & executive director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality at Seattle University School of Law. His lecture is titled “Law’s Distributive Force.”
Chang won the 2018 M. Shanara Gilbert Human Rights Award from the Society of American Law Teachers, and is the author of Disoriented: Asian Americans, Law and the Nation-State (1999) and co-editor of an original collection of articles, Minority Relations: Intergroup Conflict and Cooperation (with Greg Robinson 2017). He served as co-counsel representing high school students in Tucson who challenged the constitutionality of an Arizona statute that resulted in the termination of the Mexican American Studies Program in the Tucson Unified School District. The Korematsu Center has been active filing amicus briefs in the Muslim travel ban cases and the rescission of DACA cases. Students from his Civil Rights Clinic have assisted on these and other cases.
The Mazzocoo Lecture is an annual lecture made possible by a gift to the University to honor the memory William James Mazzocco ’37, and is presented by the political science department. This year, additional funding has been provided by the John Templeton Foundation though a grant from the Institute of Humane Studies.
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