Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2022 7:00 PM - Wednesday, July 20, 2022 9:00 PM

Roundtable Discussion US Supreme Court Term in Review

What does the future hold for reproductive and privacy rights,14th Amendment protections, and federal versus state authority?

Join us for a Roundtable Discussion: US Supreme Court Term inReview. We will discuss the Supreme Court's unprecedented 2021-2022 term addressing reproductive and privacy rights, gun laws, and separation of church and state. We will dive into future considerations of 14th amendment protections, federal versus state authority, and socio-political implications of the Court’s recent decisions.

Dates: July 20

Day/Time: Wednesday, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM JST 

Online: Hybrid Style In-Person & Online via zoom. 

Temple University, Japan Campus, Parliament, 1F1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 154-0004, Japan (Access)

Register: Here  

Free and open to the public. CLE credits not offered.

Language: English 

Meet our speakers

David Litt

David is a Professor at Keio University Law School in Tokyo (2015-present). He teaches graduate level courses in various business law-related topics, as well as Comparative Constitutional Law and American Law & Society. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School (JD 1988, with honors). David served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Alfred T. Goodwin of the US Court of Appeals (1988-89) for the Ninth Circuit and then Justice Anthony K. Kennedy of the US Supreme Court (1990-91). He is a member of the California and Washington DC bars and is admitted to practice as a foreign lawyer (gaikokuho jimubengoshi) in Japan.

Sarajean Rossitto

Sarajean, Tokyo-based nonprofit NGO consultant, facilitates workshops, seminars and projects aimed at developing skills, organizational capacity understanding of global issues and effective partnerships. Utilizing her 25+ years' experience in the Japanese nonprofit sector, since 2005, Sarajean has focused on creating programs for nonprofit NGO staff members, students and corporate volunteers. Sarajean has been at TUJ since 2003, teaching on American social movements and gender in Japan. Outside of work, Sarajean is the Chair of Democrats Abroad Japan (DAJ), and the Asia Pacific DA Get Out the Vote Regional Coordinator.

Joe M. Sasanuma

Joe is an Adjunct Professor of U.S. Constitutional Law at Temple University Beasley School of Law’s Japan Campus. He is currently the Head of Amazon Web Services Public Sector Legal team, was previously an associate at the Tokyo and New York offices of an international law firm and began his career as a law clerk to the Honorable Peter E. Doyne, presiding judge of the Chancery Division in the Superior Court of New Jersey. He is a member of the New Jersey and New York bars and is registered as a foreign lawyer (gaikokuho jimubengoshi) with the Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association. He is a graduate of Boston College and Boston College Law School.


Tina Saunders

Director and Associate Law Professor, Temple Law Japan

Sponsored by


Gatherings. Mentorship. Resources.

for Temple Law Japan students, alumni, faculty and supporters



Co-Sponsored by

Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies, ICAS

Temple University, Japan Campus



Contact us

For inquiries, Law Program Office, Beasley School of Law, Temple University, Japan Campus


T: 03-5441-9841