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Summer I 2018
5218 Human Trafficking Law - CHANDLER, ANNE- 16267

Professor(s): Anne Chandler (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Constitutional and Criminal Law 

Time: 6:00p-8:36p  TH  Location: 213  BLB

Course Outline: In this course, students will explore the historical treatment of survivors of human trafficking, examine the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 and, and review federal and state statutes, regulations, and case law governing the adjudication of human trafficking laws and protections. Legal concepts of peonage, involuntary servitude, forced marriage, labor trafficking and commercial sexual trafficking under U.S. law will be explored. Students will study various legal protections under the Immigration and Nationality Act that protect foreign-born survivors of trafficking, including the T visa, the U visa, asylum, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. Using a case file approach, students will obtain a basic understanding of how federal and local statutes work together to protect survivors of human trafficking

Course Syllabus: Syllabus revised 6/5/18

Course Notes:   Students will be expected to submit a draft and a final paper of not more than 15 pages. Students will also help present a case file during one classroom session.
Course material will include the following material:

• Slavery, Peonage, Involuntary Servitude & The Mann Act
• International Definitions & Challenges
• TVPRA, Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act
• Anti-Trafficking Agencies & Organizations
• Immigration Protections for Survivors of Human Trafficking
o T Visa, U Visa, Asylum, SIJ, and other humanitarian relief
• Federal & State Criminal Prosecutions
• Private Right of Action for Civil Suits Against Human Traffickers
• Special Issues related to specific populations
• Emerging state & local laws to combat human trafficking


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: Paper      

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: no

Bar Course: No

Course Materials (4/5/2018 11:30:32 AM)

Book(s) Required