Steven K. Yoda

Steven K. Yoda is an attorney at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.  He received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees (both in History) from Stanford University.  He received his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law.  From 2004 to 2005, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable James Ware of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Updated December 2013 

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Japanese America at a Crossroads: Toward a Dynamic Model of Community

Japanese Americans were once one of the largest of the Asian ethnic groups in the United States but now, in the generational aftermath of World War II internment, out-marriage rates among the highest for any ethnic group, and little immigration from Japan, is this community on the verge of extinction, a precursor for other ethnic communities, or a 21st Century model for the evolution of the American melting pot? Yoda examines the history of this community, considers where it is today, and contemplates its future. I. Introduction Among Asian Americans, Japanese Americans, in particular, have a…

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