Law and Policy

Miami, FL

PROTECTED: INCORPORATING HUMAN TRAFFICKING LAW AND POLICY IN LAW SCHOOL CURRICULUM

NOVEMBER 4, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT | THE JOHN J. BRUNETTI HUMAN TRAFFICKING ACADEMY | MIAMI, FL

On November 4, 2022, the Banu Foundation and the John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy at St. Thomas College of Law held a panel discussion on incorporating the teaching of human trafficking in law schools.

Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal activity, either as a transnational organized crime globally, or as a prevalent crime and societal problem within each domestic jurisdiction. Interest in dealing with the activity has accompanied the phenomenon at the local, national, and global level by public and private institutions alike. Criminalization of such activity has found its expression in domestic, international, and transnational law. Court jurisprudence is also abundant. Training and education have been mandated for law enforcement, medical professionals, social services, educators, and counselors. Educational institutions at all levels, on their own initiative, have also given precedence at various degrees to raising awareness about human trafficking, and training and educating their students and staff.

The event brought together leaders impacting the teaching of human trafficking law and policy in higher education from throughout the nation. The panel addressed best practices and emphasized the importance of teaching human trafficking law and policy in law schools.

The panel was moderated by Dr. Roza Pati, Founding Director of the Human Trafficking Academy, and included the appearance of the Honorable Suleman Masood, Council Chair of the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Person, U.S. Department of State; Professor Luz E. Nagle, Professor of Law at Stetson College of Law and Fulbright Senior Scholar – Spain 2019; Professor Barbara A. Martinez, Partner at Holland & Knight LLP and Adjunct Professor of Law at University of Miami; Professor Elizabeth M. Donovan, Professor of Law at Eastern Michigan University; and Professor Linh K. Dai, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Duquesne University School of Law.

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