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Spring 2020
5218 Human Trafficking Law - GALLAGHER- 18472

Professor(s): Edward Gallagher (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Constitutional and Criminal Law 
International Law

Time: 4:00p-6:00p  TH  Location: 240  TUII

Course Outline: This class will focus on human trafficking and related federal criminal immigration issues facing local communities, states, the federal government, and the international community. We will cover legal and public awareness measures that are taken to prevent, deter, and respond to human trafficking, including the social service organizations that are critical to the restoring victims and preparing witnesses in trafficking cases. The class will begin by focusing on the legal definitions and framework of trafficking and move to an historical overview of state and federal laws passed to address trafficking offenses, involving both U.S. citizens and immigrants placed into labor servitude or the commercial sex trade by force, fraud, or coercion. The Trafficking Victim’s Protection Act and its eleven years of progress will be covered along with the visas and witness issues that are common with trafficking victims. During the class you will see how this framework guides the United States’ effort to combat human trafficking in both domestic and international forms. There will be guest speakers from time to time who will be announced.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus revised 10/9/19

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Final Exam Schedule: Paper      

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

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election:

Course Materials (10/17/2019 2:57:07 PM)

Book(s) Required

The text used for this course is Human Trafficking Law and Policy, Bridgette Carr, Anne Milgram, Kathleen Kim, & Stephen Warnath, LexisNexis 2014 (ISBN 9781422489031 in print or ISBN 9780327179702 in ebook). There will also be occasional handouts sent by e-mail to address issues and cases not covered in the text.