Being 1 out of 4 Asians at Harvard Law School

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When I went to law school, I started in 1958 so our class graduating was '61, and I already had our 50th anniversary already. But when I went to law school, I went to Harvard you know?- it’s a big school, one of the biggest schools in the country. Harvard Law School has over an entering class over 500 people. So I think in a class of 500, there were probably 3 Japanese Americans- myself and 2 boys from Hawaii-, and there was one woman who was Korean. So there were 4 Asians in a class of 500- less than 1%. So it was quite different in those days. 

Date: July 2, 2014
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Sakura Kato
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum; Japanese American Bar Association

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