UNLV Law School Presentation of “And Then They Came for Us”: The Rule of Law and Executive Power 75 Years After Korematsu

William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, along with the school’s American Constitution Society Student Chapter and the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association presented “And Then They Came for Us”: The Rule of Law and Executive Power 75 Years After Korematsu on March 26, 2019, at the Thomas and Mack Moot Court Facility.

The program featured a panel discussion on the rule of law, executive power, and the lasting legacy of Korematsu. Attorneys Don Tamaki and Hoyt Zia, who served as part of the pro bono team that reopened Fred T. Korematsu’s case to overturn his conviction, and members of the “Stop Repeating History” team offered insight on the historical development of this area of law, and its evolution to today’s doctrine.

Following the panel discussion, there was a screening of ABA 2018 Silver Gavel Award winning documentary, “And Then They Came For Us.” This film details the history of Japanese American internment during World War II and discusses its role in the modern times in the context of the travel bans.