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Spring 2015
5297 Human Trafficking Law - GALLAGHER- 22589

Professor(s): Edward Gallagher (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Constitutional and Criminal Law 

Time: 4:00p-6:00p  THLocation:  

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.

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Final Exam Schedule: 05/07 4-6pm      

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